Most detailed Eastern front map - where?

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Mikeeboy, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Mikeeboy

    Mikeeboy Junior Member

    Recently I started to read Brian Taylor's book, "Barbarossa to Berlin", which follows the Russo-German war day by day in detail. I really want to follow the events on the map as well, but so far I could not find a very good, high resolution, detailed map on the Eastern front. I searched the web, but either I find overview maps, or maps of a particular section of the front.

    Does anyone know a good, high resolution, detailed map of the Eastern front, available for download?

    P.S. I managed to come up with a "backup" solution: I made a jpg file from TOAW (The Operational Art of War) Barbarossa scenario, which is fairly detailed, although "only" a computer game map.
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum Mikeeboy.
    I too have both Volumes of that work. I found it a good introduction to that war.
    I concluded that the Eastern Front is so huge that one map isn't good enough.
    After all that would be like having NW Europe , the Italian campaign & Desert War on one map too.
    It's just too big.
     
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  4. MLW

    MLW Senior Member

    Try this link. Maps from the West Point Atlas of American Wars are among the best "generalist" maps of the war.

    ww2 europe index

    Regards,
    Marc
     
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  5. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Holy Mackerel MLW!!!! :)
     
  6. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Recently I started to read Brian Taylor's book, "Barbarossa to Berlin", which follows the Russo-German war day by day in detail. I really want to follow the events on the map as well, but so far I could not find a very good, high resolution, detailed map on the Eastern front. I searched the web, but either I find overview maps, or maps of a particular section of the front.

    Does anyone know a good, high resolution, detailed map of the Eastern front, available for download?



    Hmm.. I think we have different point of view on the term "detailed" map.
    for me "detailed" map is topographic map of 1:100,000, or preferrably 1:50,000 scale. both of those, represented in the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of Russia (TsAMO) are both VERY expensive, or even secret.
    you can take a look at some general battle schemes of operations on the site
    RKKA.RU
    Also my site
    RKKA in World War II contains a pack of more detailed battle schemes
    Also you may draw attention to the FLASH-animated map here
    POBEDITELI — Soldiers of the Great War

    regards
    Alex
     
  7. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Try this link. Maps from the West Point Atlas of American Wars are among the best "generalist" maps of the war.

    ww2 europe index

    Regards,
    Marc

    Only just seen this thread. Excellent link - many thanks.
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  10. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Works ok for me.
     
  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Ah... I see what you mean! None of the maps load!
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Well atleast its not just me......Snigger :)

    Its a shame though, like you said Paul its looks good.
     
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Adam........They really are great maps!
     
  15. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    A Google site-search (Query site:dean.usma.edu - replace 'query' with the phrase you are after, and the green text with an appropriate url to be searched) reveals these pages with map-links.
    They seem to work better:
    AtlasesTableOfContents
    WWIIEuropeWarAtlasIndex
    ww2 asia index

    Well done, Adam. Thanks!
     
  16. jccalvin

    jccalvin Junior Member

    Hi:

    The most detailed strategic maps (and they are very detailed) are the German 'Lage Ost' maps which were issued every day and in many cases twice a day. One map detailed unit movements and the other end-of-day positions. They are separated in two sections, South and Center-North.

    The best tactical maps are found in the corps and division daily maps. In most cases these included artillery positions, unit positions (both German and Russian) and lines of attack or retreat. In some cases these maps are not available due to loss of unit records during combat and to two major fires in main records repositories. The worst case, of course, was the A.O.K. 6 at Stalingrad.

    John
     
  17. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Excellent links lads. Thanks for posting!
     
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    hucks216 Member

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