WWII Military Terrain Study Atlas Maps Philippines 1944

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 17, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

~ RESTRICTED WWII Military Terrain Study Central Luzon Philippine Series ~

Up for auction are two MANILA DIRECTORY books of Terrain Study with information on the City of Manila, Philippine Islands. These books were compiled in the General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area, 18 October 1944.

"All available geographical information of value to staff for operational and planning purposes has been collated and is incorporated in the Study. The maps are intended to be used in conjunction with operational maps. By command of General MacARTHUR."


"In view of the importance of the City of Manila, a map and photographs showing the main features are attached. The legend to this map (Sub-sec 2) shows the location of most of the important buildings and installations arranged in numerical order. The numbers on the map are arranged in an appropriate sequence, reading from left to right south of Pasig River, thence from left to right north of the river. The city districts are also shown on map and legend. Targets 401 to 413 lie outside the attached map, but can be located by description and with the aid of Map 34, which covers the Greater Manila Area (Volume 1 of Terrain Study 94) Buildings have been spotted by informants who knew the city up to December 1941, and checked against photographs of various dates. Street lines of Central Manila Map are not to scale and numbers refer only to the importance of buildings. T are often many other buildings of less importance within the same block. A classified index to the important buildings and installations has also been prepared (Sub-sec 3) to facilitate location on the map when names or functions are known. An effort has been made to record the name generally used by pre-war residents of Manila and, w known, the type of construction is recorded. A list of bridges has been included in the classified index. An occasional indication of damage is shown on the margin, but the main purpose of this Directory is to indicate the pre-war situation."

Also included are geographical information and maps regarding Military Importance, Offshore Conditions, Ports, Anchorages and Description of the Coastline, Physiography, Vegetation, Rivers, Canals, Irrigation Systems, Lakes and Swamps, Airfields, Seaplane Bases and Anchorages, Roads and Trails, Transport, Signal Communication, Towns, Resources, Repair Facilities, Population, Administration, Medical Problems, and Climate and Meteorological Conditions.

These truely are FACINATING pieces of WWII memoribilia!! They are in wonderful condition with only a few watermarks on the front of one of the covers.

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