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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
WORLD WAR TWO: Maps and charts relating to Greece, Burma, and the RAF in Europe and the Far East
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
4 items


Name of creator(s)

Permanent Committee on Geographical Names; Directorate of Military Survey and Geographical Section General Staff; Institute for Army Education; Ministry of Defence

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1994 by King's College Library

Content & structure

Scope and content

Edition of A Gazetteer of Greece published by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for the Admiralty and War Office (House of the Royal Geographical Society, London, 1942). Also, official 1945 edition of RAF Map Catalogue containing lists of maps of Europe, the Middle East and the Far East held by the RAF and published by Directorate of Military Survey, Middle East; Directorate of Survey, Geographical Section General Staff, India; the Australian Survey Corps; the Aeronautical Chart Service; US Army Air Forces; and the Army Map Service, US Army. Book of maps published by the Institute for Army Education relating to the British campaign in Burma, 1942-1945, and including maps of Northern Arakan, the Assam Front, the Kohima Sector, the Imphal Sector, the Irrawaddy, and campaigns in Burma and Eastern India, 1942-1945. Ministry of Defence map and air chart sales catalogue containing details of all maps and aeronautical chart series released for sale to the public by the Ministry of Defence, including world surface maps, aeronautical topographical and planning charts, and special navigational charts, 1968- 1971.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall Library, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HW and the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Compiled Nov 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

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  • Armed forces
  • Cartography
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maps
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Surveying
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • RAF, Royal Air Force
  • US Army Air Force


  • China, East Asia
  • Greece
  • India, South Asia
  • Middle East
  • Myanmar, South East Asia

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