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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
WORLD WAR TWO: Ordnance Survey Maps
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes or 0.02 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Geographical Section, General Staff; War Office; Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence; German General Staff

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in two separate accessions in 1981

Content & structure

Scope and content

World War Two ordnance survey maps of the United Kingdom and Europe, mainly 1 inch, prepared by the Geographical Section, General Staff, and the War Office, for use by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), including 1:40,000 map of Antwerp, Belgium; 1:100,000 map of Brussels, Belgium; 1:5,000,000 map of South Africa; 1:250,000 map of Italy; and 1:50,000 map of Northeast France. Also included are German survey maps of North Africa and Northern Greece, and 1:300,000 map of the Netherlands with manuscript outline of German Army occupation districts, 1940-1943

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 Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material

English and German

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.

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

Corporate names

  • German Army


  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • London, England
  • Netherlands
  • North Africa
  • South Africa, Southern Africa

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