Looking for specific World War II maps.
March 21, 2013 11:59 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find some specific government-produced maps of Allied progress in Western Europe in World War 2 that I saw online once.

A couple of years ago I found this series of images online and I can't remember where. It was a bunch of maps showing Allied-controlled territory in Western Europe at twice-monthly intervals (probably the 1st and 15th of each month), from D-Day to the end of the war, with Allied territory in red, obviously growing larger and larger on each map. They were scans from some U.S.-government-produced report created shortly after the war, or in the late 1940s at the latest. It might have been from the Defense Department or the U.S. military.

I might have seen them on some Wikimedia Commons site but I'm not sure. Note: they are not any of the maps here.

I specifically remember that the maps showed progress at intervals of twice a month.

Thanks for any help.
posted by Tin Man to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Atlas of the World Battle Fronts in Semimonthly Phases to August 15 1945.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 12:20 PM on March 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


Oh my god, thank you.
posted by Tin Man at 1:00 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Worth an FPP in and of itself.
posted by KokuRyu at 1:03 PM on March 21, 2013


Absolutely... I grew up in the US, with much of my WWII knowledge garnished from US-ian elementary school, TV, and movies. While in recent years the Soviet involvement to the Allies victory has been more widely depicted, looking at the progression of Red in the vast majority of those maps, it's pretty damn clear how important the Soviet involvement was.
posted by Debaser626 at 1:38 PM on March 21, 2013


I thought the USMA map web pages were nice, but this is...fan-freakin-tastic.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:15 PM on March 21, 2013


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