Axis maps of Tunisia

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Axis maps of Tunisia

Post by kartmann_109 » 29 Dec 2003 15:42

I'm searching for maps and info regarding the front line on specific dates, mainly around Kiarouan but if anyone knows where anything can be sourced I'll be very grateful.


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Post by Kriegsberichter » 02 Jan 2004 09:42

Most likely they used pre-war maps, reprineted during the war. Forinstance for the battle in Holland they used old Dutch pre-war maps. The same maps the Dutch Army used. Some of these maps were updated during the war. The British did the same I think. They used original Tunisian maps later updated.
For doing research for war-diary's and mapreferences you must know first what scale they did use.
The British used several different scales of the same are (to make it more complex!)
Forinstance Kairouan 1:200.000 (GSGS 4227 Tunisia Serie, sheet 11) The map is also named Kairouan, But there are also bigger maps (smaller scale's (1:100.000 and 1:50.000).
You can contact and ask them for other maps as well:
Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency, Defence Geographic centre, Block A, Goverment Building, Hook Rise South, Tolworth, SURBITON, Surrey KT6 7NB in the U.K. What the costs are I do not know. I do have the index for Tunisia of all scales but did not order any yet
What specific battle are you researching? (I doing research after 1 (British) Para Battalion which fought in the Mateur - Beja Sidi N'sir and Djebel Mansour area).

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