maps and coordinates

Discussion in 'Historiography' started by faithless, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. faithless

    faithless Junior Member

    Hello all,

    I am looking for some time now on the internet for battle maps and also coordinates of different divisions of where they were located and stationed.
    Mainly for the battle of Hurtgenwald forest (Westwall) and Ardennes compaign.

    I have tried to contact different US archives.
    Can somebody maybe tell me if and how to obtain such things ?
    What i am searching for is battle maps or coordinates of battles and stations for the Westwall and Ardennes locationes.

    Thank you very much.
  2. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  3. faithless

    faithless Junior Member

    Hey guys,

    Thank you very much for this info already, lots to read in there.
    There is so much to find.
  4. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  5. sebfrench76

    sebfrench76 Senior Member

    You can use the search tool of this forum to find a particular thread about translation of the ww2 US coordinates into GPS coordinates usable on google earth.
  6. faithless

    faithless Junior Member

    Hey Sebfrench76 I did find a post about translating coordinates into gps, however I am old school :) and fine using a card much easier. Still going to look out for some great coordinates and maps.
  7. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  8. Earthican

    Earthican Senior Member

    Faithless, did you have a look here: European Theater of Operations - The U.S. Army in World War II Series - U.S. Army Center of Military History

    For info on the Hurtgenwald - see MacDonald's "The Siegfried Line Campaign"

    For the Ardennes - see Cole's "The Ardennes: the Battle of the Bulge".

    The sequel of the Battle of the Bulge can be found in MacDonald's "The Last Offensive".

    These works contain many references to primary sources which are available at the US Military Archives.


    Even though the sketch maps of the US Army official history (Green Books) are fantastic, the text is so good that looking at the real maps can be insightful. Some real maps can be found around the Net, here's one of the southern Hürtgenwald.
  9. faithless

    faithless Junior Member

    Thanks guys for all this information and for sharing it, some I had already found.
    I would say, keep it comming. :)
  10. faithless

    faithless Junior Member

    Also the mentioned coordinate translator, this is only for Italy, france and britain if i am not misstaken.

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