Grossbritannien: Eisenbahnnetz [Great Britain: Railway Network] Generalstab des Heeres [German Military General Staff] Berlin: [Department for War Maps and Surveying], 1940.
£95, plus postage (details at the end of this listing)
German WW2 invasion map and booklet of Britain's railway system
Map A-6 and Book A-7 in the mil-angaben check-list of German WW2 invasion documents.
A very large map of Britain, 1:1,000,000 scale, 46 inches x 38 inches, 117 cms x 99 cms, showing the railway network for the whole of the British Isles, with regional large scale inserts, folded as issued, showing the railway network of Britain.
With the map is the equally scarce accompanying 34 page booklet, in its original green wrappers, listing the names and locations of approximately 5,000 railway stations on the network. The map is very clean and unmarked, although with occasional wear in some of the folds; the booklet is in very good condition.
This work - Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch! (For Official Use Only!) - was prepared by the German General Staff in connection with their plans for Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the aborted invasion of Britain by large-scale troop landings along the South Coast in 1940.
In short, this is a confidential document prepared at the height of the Second World War for the use of high ranking military planners, officers and their immediate staff within the top echelons of the German Wehrmacht in Berlin.
Item reference RS-1890.
(GB pounds sterling) plus postage and insurance as below
- First class postage, fully insured, within the UK: £6
- Airmail postage, fully insured, outside the UK: £15