German Strategic Map for the Defense of Posen-Tschernowitz and Soviet Map of the Warsaw Area, 1944 German map: 27 x 34 in (69 x 86 cm); Soviet map: 29 x 32 in (73 x 82 cm) 2

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German Strategic Map for the Defense of Posen-Tschernowitz and Soviet Map of the Warsaw Area, 1944
German map: 27 x 34 in (69 x 86 cm); Soviet map: 29 x 32 in (73 x 82 cm) 2

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,500 - 2,200
German Strategic Map for the Defense of Posen-Tschernowitz and Soviet Map of the Warsaw Area, 1944
1:1,000,000 scale German strategic map titled "Posen-Tschernowitz" for "Heeresgruppe A Abt Ic" or Army Group A, marked "Geheim" for Secret and numbered "4553/44." The map details Red Army positions in red ink, has a handwritten date of 29 September, 1944 and is published by "I e. Kart. Druck. Abt. (mot) 532 IX. 44." The map notably accounts for NKVD divisions far behind the front lines.
Together with: A Russian map of "Warsaw-8," a 1944 reissue of an earlier 1942 survey. Some clean tears due to use at HQ.
Provenance: The Estate of Marshall Konev.

By September 1944, Nazi Germany had been driven back into Poland by the advancing Red Army along a broad front, and were attempting to fend off a Soviet attack through the Dukla Pass on the Slovak–Polish border. This remarkable pair of maps from the archives of Soviet Marshall Ivan Konev show the Red Army at the gates of Budapest, during a battle that would claim hundreds of thousands of Soviet and German lives. The German map is produced by their field map-makers.
German map: 27 x 34 in (69 x 86 cm); Soviet map: 29 x 32 in (73 x 82 cm) (2)
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