Ordnance Survey - Quarter Inch to the Mile Maps of England and Wales
Defence of Britain, D-Day "Overlord" - 1945

decorative graphic illustrating this particular set of maps

These maps are part of the series: 'Defence of Britain : Defences throughout the South of England and Wales including the "Overlord" operation as at "D" day (6 June 1944), also anti "Diver" Defences throughout the period of attack (June 1944-March 1945)'. They show the planned defences during Operation Overlord, the Battle of Normandy, which began on 6 June 1944 with the D-Day landings. Operation "Diver" was the codename for the countermeasures against the V-1 flying bomb campaign (launched by the German Luftwaffe in 1944 against London and other parts of Britain), consisting of anti-aircraft guns, barrage balloons and fighter aircraft.

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Base maps: GSGS 3957 sheets 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12. Lettered A-G. Maps A and D are black-and-white photocopies. Original map (No 1500) in 5 colours on 1 inch GSGS 3907.

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Sheet    Date of Printing    Notes   
Sheet A (3)1945black and white photocopy of original map
Sheet B (6)1945
Sheet C (7)1945
Sheet D (9)1945black and white photocopy of original map
Sheet E (10)1945
Sheet F (11)1945
Sheet G (12)1945