Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff): Berlin: Generaldstab des Heeres, 1939.
A Stadtdurchfahrtplane atlas, 8 x 6 inches, 21 x 15 cms, holding street plans of approximately 170 separate towns in North East France (Dijon, Douai, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Rambouillet, Reims, etc.), one or two to a page, some large double-page and folding, the non-folding plans generally printed both sides.
Included in a pocket at the rear is a large 35 x 22 inch, 90 x 56 cms, 1:50,000 (approximately 0.8 miles to the inch) folding map of Paris.
In very good clean condition, with few traces of handling since being issued by the Wehrmacht in 1939.
A lovely town atlas for North East France, published in Berlin by the German Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps and Surveying) within the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff) as part of the German invasion and occupation plans for France.
The large key map of the whole area at the start of the atlas showing the locations of the towns has the slightest 1 cm tear intruding into the printed area in one corner and should be opened carefully. This would benefit from a simple repair.
Many of the towns shown here were the sites of hard fought local engagements between German and Allied troops both in 1940 during the retreat to Dunkirk and the fighting following the D-day landings in June 1944.