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WW2 German Map annotated with Allied Actions in Italian Campaign


This is a captured WW2 German Map which has been profusely annotated with US and Allied troop actions in the Italian Campaign. Visible portion of Deutsche Heerskarte - Italien Map is approx. 17 3/4" x 21". The back of the frame reads:

"This Battle Map was sent to Mae McMahon in Edna, MO, a few days after War's End in Italy, May 2nd 1945 by Chas Vorge (Charles "Scotty" Vorge), who was in this action". Map is marked "This is a Captured German Map", "Central Italy Sector", "Met Resistance Blue Marks", "Every Ft. Mined", "8 Months of Hell", "Big Battle Here" (Pianoro, Padulle), "Destroyed South Portion" (Balogna), "Last Push April 1945", plus troop movements "Japs" (442nd), 92nd, Brazilians, 10th Mountain Division, 85th, 88th, British 8th Army, 91st, 6th South Africans, 316th Engineers, "New Zealanders and Tito's Army near Trieste".

A Headquarters Map some soldier swiped as a souvenir? - far from your typical infantryman's knothole-view of what was going on in the war.

Ships with frame (without glass) or can ship overseas just the map folded with the written portion of the carboard backing.

  • Model: BI-VORGE

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