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#1 18-06-2015 19:34:32

Rebbaron55
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German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

One of my favorite subjects in collecting is topographical maps used by the Afrikakorps in the field. Several of these are typical 1:50,000 scale with lots of interesting features shown including naturally water wells, cisterns etc. along the trails but also items such as ancient Roman ruins! tongue Lots of interesting stuff to look over! This first one is covering the area around Sbiba in Tunisia where the remnants of the Afrikakorps served a lot after the retreat into Tunisia!Enjoy! cool          Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Sbiba_zpsjah39xui.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/35663326-a069-4252-9f9e-0b3971fc51a2_zps4g568cvy1_zpsav1bdpj4.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Sbiba%202_zpstvdkbnhc.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Sbiba%203_zpszluirmg0.jpg

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#2 18-06-2015 22:39:51

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Nice map. Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 19-06-2015 00:14:16

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

We don't get a lot of paper work here except diary's and letters. Maps were policed-up Intelligence generally.
Do you have any with field markings, Barron?
Cheers!
Mark


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#4 19-06-2015 02:03:25

Rebbaron55
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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Hi Mark! None that I know of for African area, but I will keep checking as I go through my map drawers. I do remember something written on one that I put away many years ago! I finally have some access to a large color scanner/printer at work that I have been doing some scans on to look at my stuff better than just trying to unfold or unroll them cautiously! I will let you know if I find something and post it here! big_smile               Barron

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#5 19-06-2015 05:29:32

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Cheers! Great idea about the duplicates smile
Mark


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#6 19-06-2015 06:32:38

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Here is a second map of one of the major final engagements and surrender locations Mateur or as the German write Mator. Once again it is your typical 1:50,000 scale series. Enjoy! smile
                                                                                                                              Barron
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Mateur_zpsxkuqjdal.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Mateur%20-%20Copy_zpsghcveylr.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Mateur%201_zpsjmevzn0q.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Mateur%20-%20Copy%202_zps6atk5r9o.jpg

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#7 19-06-2015 10:59:21

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Hi guys,
nice maps Barron. I also have a thing with these stuff.

Some of your photos are not visible on the first post. You must have removed or edited them in photobucket.


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#8 19-06-2015 18:18:05

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Hi don!  Thanks for the tip! I usually do try to check whatever I post for a couple days afterward due to the problem! big_smile At least it only takes a couple minutes to fix now! I will be posting another 1:50,000 today! cool
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#9 19-06-2015 21:42:40

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Well, here is my last of the 1:50,000 scale maps from my collection. I have been noticing a lot of translation variations due to German, Italian, French and Arab translations and suspect this is the area that the American call the El Guettar  battlefield but I need to do some more research! hmm Again the area is loaded with Roman and probably Carthaginian ruins as mentioned in the "Patton" movie. Sure would love to get there sometime when it is peaceful! cool  Enjoy!   Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/942103b2-5397-4ead-b16d-fa9507982dc3_zpsfk5ly06c.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Djebel%20Hadifa%20Name%20section_zpseyjbzpe9.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Djebel%20Hadifa%20-%20Copy%20Left%20lower_zpsatbvzbry.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-50000%20Djebel%20Hadifa%20-%20Lower%20Right%20Corner_zps3gnhsr1q.jpg

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#10 20-06-2015 00:37:16

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

The next to be posted is a 1:100,000 scale map of the Socna area in Tripolitania. You'll see it has a little less detail and is still of great interest as all the retreating Afrikakorps survivors would have had to have driven through this area in the retreat to Tunisia. hmm Enjoy! smile   Barron
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-1000000%20SOCNA%20_zpsfuiqwuzv_1.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-1000000%20SOCNA%20%20Upper%20Right%20along%20Coast_zps3jzeciqz.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-1000000%20SOCNA%20%20Lower%20Left%20Legend_zpsheotpibr.jpg,
Notice that it is pre-war Italian originated and even has English miles shown! Here is the back of the map! Interesting pictoral story! big_smile     Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/HPSC1472_zpsswl2pfsb.jpg

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#11 20-06-2015 03:08:15

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Nice maps. Rich A. in Pa.


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#12 21-06-2015 19:43:43

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Hi Guys! smile Thanks for the comments!cool Sure would like to at least see the KM map. Haven't seen one of those before!  Barron big_smile

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#13 23-06-2015 11:08:35

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

just excellent !

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#14 29-06-2015 22:07:44

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

With this area in the news recently, I thought I would post this map of the Sousse-Enfidaville area. Sure sad to see the kinds of incidents that are occurring in the area as we are remembering the honorable actions of the Afrikakorps versus the Allied forces. I thought I would also include a small newer map showing some of the locations that my maps have been showing in the southern portions of the fighting in Tunisia! big_smile  This map is in 1:200,000 and was taken from French original maps! Enjoy! cool
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-20000020Sousse_zpspdkwng1z.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-200000%20Sousse%20NW%20Corner_zpsoyulksht.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-20000020Sousse20SW20Corner_zpsbduzvzl6.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-200000%20Sousse-Enfidaville%20Area_zps451dunvo.jpg,
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/Tunisia30Janto10Apr1943_zpsovphujao.jpg

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#15 02-07-2015 21:53:14

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Nice. Rich A. in Pa.


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#16 01-08-2015 16:53:16

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Just picked this map up of some of the northern battlefields in Tunisia in 1:200,000 scale. Still has excellent detail of the area including ruins and groves of various trees,  Enjoy wink 
                                                                                                                                                          Barron
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-200000%20Tunis_zpsv6jwmcxd.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-20000020Tunis20-20Copy203_zpsdustnryb.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-200000%20Tunis%20-%20Copy%202_zpscq3cjio4.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Maps/1-200000%20Tunis%20-%20Copy_zpsfsw4oa9g.jpg

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#17 01-08-2015 23:44:32

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Great maps Barron smile 

Regards Markus.

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#18 03-08-2015 00:37:43

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Re: German 1943 Dated Tunisia Campaign Topographical Maps

Nice. Rich A. in Pa.


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