Can anyone help me get maps of my area dating from around 1944

Discussion in 'General' started by Oldleg, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    English: As some of you may know I am investigating the death of three British soldiers
    who died in our local forest. I have a location recorded in a document of the time but no one knows where it was. The place name is the 'Chemin forestier des quatre cantons' and no recent maps have it marked.

    The forest surronds the village of Lyons La Forêt which was liberated in August 1944 which is when these three guys lost their lives. Does anyone have any detailed map of this area that they care to share?

    I have spoken to the local chief of the ONF (Office National des Forêt) and he knows nothing of this place but would like to find out. It is possible that the the place changed names after the event.

    French: Comme certains d'entre vous connaissent peut-être j'étudie la mort de trois soldats britanniques
    qui est mort dans notre forêt locale. J'ai un lieu enregistré dans un document du temps, mais personne ne sait où il se trouvait. Le nom du lieu est le «Chemin forestier des Quatre cantons» et pas de cartes récentes l'ont marqué.

    La forêt surronds du village de Lyons La Forêt qui a été libéré en Août 1944, qui est quand ces trois gars ont perdu la vie. Quelqu'un at-il une carte détaillée de cette zone qu'ils aimerent bien de partager?

    J'ai parlé au chef local de l'ONF (Office National des Forêt) et il ne sait rien de cet endroit, mais il le voudrais savoir ou ce trouve cette endroit. Il est possible que le lieu a changé de nom après l'événement.
  2. PeteT

    PeteT Senior Member

  3. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

  4. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Not a contemporary map but a modern IGN map shows a Carrefour des Quatre Cantons but no Chemin Forestier. I have added in blue the unnamed tracks, the names came from the modern Parcelles Cadastrales map.

    Lyons La Foret.jpg


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  5. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    Sorry Pete but it doesn't show the area of the forest I need and it is out of focus. Thanks anyway.
  6. Oldleg

    Oldleg Well-Known Member

    I am wondering if it is not one of those lanes leading off that crossroads but has been renamed since 1944. I know the area very well as I live not far and can not find any signage with another name. .

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