Malayan Maps

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Charley Fortnum, May 6, 2017.

  1. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I've searched for a few hours now, but I can't find anything like a decent map of the Malay Peninsula. Ideally I'm hoping to turn up a large scan or series of scans of maps from the late-40s early 50s, but I'll settle for a late WW2-era one if anybody has anything.

    If there truly is nothing of value online, does anyone have something lovely and detailed languishing in the recesses of their hard-drive?

    This is perhaps the best of a bad bunch:

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    And this has some use:

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    But I'd love a physical map.
     
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    BFBSM Very Senior Member

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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  4. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I did run into that one, but the zoom function doesn't actually go down far enough for any of the place names apart from the states to be legible!
     
  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Thank you.

    I did check there, and I do rate this one:

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/onc/txu-pclmaps-oclc-8322829_l_10.jpg

    But, as you yourself may have discovered, east and south-east Asian names seem to change their accepted Romanisations every couple of decades and consequently modern maps can turn out to be false friends.
     
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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    You don't have to tell me CF, only today I thought I had finally captured one Burmese village after several months of searching. Within a few minutes, I noticed that there was another hamlet of the same name just 8 miles to the north (as the crow flies) of the first one!!:banghead:
     
  7. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member

    This may may be of interest to you. Sorry, not great quality, and a bit later than you wanted..........

    Dave


    Malaya 1959.jpg
     

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  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    This I am liking--many thanks.
     
  9. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    I know it's "next door" but there are lots of Far East type "strategical maps" files in WO208. This is from WO208/548 relating to Assam/Burma in June 1943 ( only one I've seen, years ago ):

    Assam-Burma Front.jpg
     
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  10. RRTB

    RRTB 145 Fd Regt (Berkshire Yeomanry) RA

    This is of great interest to me as it shows all the names of the towns and areas where my father was in 1945 with the Berkshire Yeomanry. Especially important for me is the place named Tapah which is where he was O/C POW release. It affected him deeply.

    RRTB
     
  11. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Hello Charley,

    A 1944 map from McMaster University: Malay Peninsula.

    From the National Library of Australia one map on four sheets: Malaya 1950.

    Richard
     
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  12. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Brilliant - much appreciated, Richard.
     

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