[Large scale street plan of north-east] Huddersfield Generalstab des Heeres [German General Staff] Berlin: [Department for War Maps and Surveying], 1941.
A large scale, 1:10000 (about 6 inches to the mile) street plan of the north-eastern part of Huddersfield, 28 inches x 20 inches, 70 cms x 50 cms, issued by the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War.
This large scale map shows individual buildings and houses with areas of strategic or military importance, or potential targets for ground or air attack, being identified and outlined and is in near immaculate original condition, folded as issued.
Following the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Germans postponed their plans for Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the invasion of Britain by large-scale troop landings along the South Coast.
However, whilst abandoning their immediate plans to invade, the German High Command continued to gather together detailed information to prepare the ground for any future invasion or occupation of Britain.
This scarce street plan of north-east Huddersfield (one of four maps of the Huddersfield area) was issued in Berlin during the Second World War as part of Militargeographische Einzelangaben uber England (effectively translating as Military/geographical Single Targets across England) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps and Surveying), and was intended Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch (For official use only) by the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff).
In short, this detailed street plan is one of a number of confidential documents 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 war machine in Berlin.
In unusually fine original condition and of immense local history interest to Huddersfield.
Item reference RS-2008.
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