1942 US ARMY Topo Map ARZEW Algeria Darby's Rangers WW2

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  • Sold Date: Jan 20, 2008
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1942 US ARMY Topo Map ARZEW Algeria Darby's Rangers WW2

Original War Office topographic map of Arzew, Mostaganem, and vicinity, printed more than 66 years ago.
This map measures 46 x 65.5 cm [18" x 25-3/4"] and is drawn on a scale of 1:200,000. It is based on a 1930 French map and was printed by the Army Map Service in October 1942, just prior to the assault on Arzew by the United States Army Rangers under the command of Colonel William Orlando Darby.
Darby's Rangers spearheaded the Allied invasion of French Northwest Africa in early November 1942 as part of Operation Torch, the initial step to liberate Europe from German occupation during the Second World War.
Details on the map include roads, railroads, cities, towns, and natural features. A printed note in the upper margin states: "For use by War and Navy Department Agencies only." The scans above and below show some of the detail; the final image depicts the entire map:
This is an original , authentic U.S. Army Map Service World War Two publication, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine.
Condition : The map is complete and intact, with a few stains, creases, and other signs of use. It has been folded to approximately 4" x 6", perhaps to fit into the pocket of a soldier's uniform, but t is no indication of who may have carried this map into battle. T
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