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GENERALSTAB DES HEERES, ABTEILUNG FU?R KRIEGSKARTEN. [NAZI GERMANY - GENERAL STAFF OF THE ARMY, WAR MAPS, SURVEYING DEPARTMENT].
WORLD WAR II UKRAINE / OPERATION BARBAROSSA / TANK WARFARE / THIRD REICH CARTOGRAPHY: Ukraine: Straßenkarte.
[Berlin:] Generalstab des Heeres, Abteilung fu?r Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen, May, 1941. A very rare, large format map of Ukraine made by the General Staff of the German Army on the eve of Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi ‘blitzkrieg’ invasion of the Soviet Union, featuring advanced intelligence on the condition of highways and roads for the use of officers commanding tanks and armoured vehicles; the present example being a unique artefacts hailing from an archive of the 11th Panzer Division, featuring wartime manuscript additions of tank itineraries. Off-set print in 2 colours, with contemporary manuscript additions in crayon and pencil (Good, but with clear signs of field use, with wear and tears along old folds with some minor loss and some old repairs from verso, noticeable toning and staining especially to lower half, a chip of loss to righthand margin taking out just touch of the neatline), 74.5 x 96 cm (29.5 x 38 inches). This very rare and fascinating map depicts all of Ukraine and its road system and was made by the General Staff of the German Army in May 1941, the month before the Nazis launched Operation Barbarossa, their ‘blitzkrieg’ invasion of the Soviet Union. Their plan called for the swift conquest of Ukraine, not only as the Nazis coveted its fertile plains for ‘lebensraum’, but also because it provided the easiest route to the Baku Oil Fields, which could provide the Third Reich with the vast petroleum resources they desperately needed. Importantly, this particular example of the map comes from an original archive of the 11th Panzer Division and was c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
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