Period Maps - Ardennes 1944

Discussion in 'General' started by slipper, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. slipper

    slipper Member

    Hi all

    I have just come back from a trip to the Ardennes and want to increase my understanding of the Battle there in 1944, i already have quite a few books including 'After the Battle' and 'through the Lens'. I am looking for some maps that show the area roughly as it was in 1944, so that I can follow individual battles and movements better.

    Can anyone recommend any please?

    i have searched the site, but most of the links recommended appear to be dead now.

    many thanks

  2. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Hello Slipper,

    For links to WW2 period maps have a look at Resources: Topographic Maps.

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  3. slipper

    slipper Member

    Thanks Richard, missed that somehow :blush:, will take a look. Cheers

  4. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Forgot to say welcome to the forum.
  5. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Welcome.... have a look at Hugh M. Cole "The Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge" .

    A good primer is Charles B. Mac Donald: "A time for Trumpets, the untold story of the Battle of the Bulge"
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  6. slipper

    slipper Member

    Thanks both, very much appreciated
  7. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

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  8. slipper

    slipper Member

    Thanks Stolpi
  9. slipper

    slipper Member

    Just had chance to download some of these and they are very good so thanks both for your help. However i have noticed that several of the maps covering the eastern part of Belgium such as Houffalize (107), St Hubert (106), Arlon (137), Wiltz (122), Givet (104) are missing and that part of Belgium is not covered at all, see here

    Belgium - Second World War military mapping - National Library of Scotland

    Any ideas how to fill these gaps please?


  10. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    There are the Belgium & NE France 1:100,000 GSGS 4336 maps which cover part of the missing 1:50,000 maps. They do not go as far east, but this area is covered by Europe, Central 1:100,000 GSGS 4416.

    I can’t see any smaller scale maps on line which cover the missing areas.

  11. slipper

    slipper Member

    Yes thanks, Richard I saw these also, ideally I was looking for the smallest scale possible, and for them to cover the whole area, but thanks for posting


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