Maps of the Italian Campaign 43-45.

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Stuart Avery, Aug 21, 2016.

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  1. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Dal Volturno a Cassino is in Italian, my second language.

    If you need anything translating just pass it over - provided it's not a whole book!!

    Vitellino
     
  2. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Whats gone wrong with these maps? Oops is no good.. Looks like its being temperamental..
     
  3. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Looks as if there is a lot to translate. Your a wiser man than me. Only know one language, & that's very limited.
    Regards
    Stu.
     
  4. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Stu,

    Hope I didnì't sound big-headed - I was just telling it how it is. I've lived in Italy for a long time now. Can you see the Italian flag lurking behind the Union flag on my Atavar?

    I have had a look at the Dal Volturno a Cassino site. When you get the error message ignore it but look underneath to where Home Page is written in red. Click on Home page, then on Risorse (Resources) then scroll down to Mappe (Maps). When the list of maps comes up the first is Punti di interesse (Points of Interest) - the most important places to visit on a tour of the Cassino battlefield. The second item in the list refers to photos not maps. Cavendish Road refers to an attack by New Zealand tanks on 19/03/44. There are some photos as well as the map and there is an explanation in English. The only other map is superimposed on a photo - title Operation Partridge - Objectives of No.9 Commandos during action 29-30 December 1943.

    I'm not sure how useful any of these will be.

    Regards,

    Vitellino
     
  5. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Vitellino, how can one come across has being big-headed? If you may have thought that i was coming across with a sarcastic manner, then all i can say is sorry. Far from my intention.. As & when i get chance, one will follow your advice. There was a complement in there. I can see this being useful to who ever it concerns.

    Thanks for your time.
    Regards,

    Stu.:cheers:
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
  6. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Stu,

    I didn't think you were being sarcastic - I thought I was being superior. Typical woman's reaction, you'll say? (Which is what I am).

    As to my time, anything I can do to help those interested in the Italian Campaign and the relatives of those D Day Dodgers whose lot it was to be engaged in it is fine by me,

    Best wishes,

    Vitellino

    (I love the smiley, thanks)
     
  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I did not clock a woman in your avatar. One must put me specs on in future ( or get some new ones)! Not a case of a woman's Typical reaction in my eyes! I take my hat off to the wiser people than me. What ever there sex may be.
    Please cart on with your research. Its respected. I will get the map that i want in time.. It will be rather on the large size. I've spent a large amount of coin on the frame.

    Regards.
    Stu.
     
  8. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Stu,

    I have just found this in G.A. Sheppard's book The Italian Campaign.

    Vitellino
     

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  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Hello Vitellino, I have a slightly different version of the map that you have kindly provided. Its from ANZIO 1944: AN UNEXPECTED FURY by Peter Verney. To avoid any confusion, I'm looking for a complete map of Italy. It being the centre piece.
    The map below, may be the best that I can find. Its not period though.:blank:

    Regards Stu.

    1074173.jpg
     
  10. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Stu,

    You probably won't do better than this one,

    Vitellino
     
  11. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Hello Vitellino, not quite sure as to what you mean by, 'You probably won't do better than this one,' Do you mean the map that was in my last post?

    Regards
    Stu.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2016
  12. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Stu

    I think Vitellino is referring to his own Nat Geographic map :)

    I also use (and swear by) the identical map pictured here:

    I've improved it's use by putting little stickers showing the dates in which I was stationed at any particular time

    Nat Geographic Map of Italy.jpg
     
  13. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I want one!
    (Cloth or paper?)

    Where did you chaps acquire yours?
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  15. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Charley

    Try writing to National Georgraphic ?

    Rom
     
  16. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Stu,

    I did mean the map that was in your last post.

    Vitellino
     
  17. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

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    UOTE="Ron Goldstein, post: 724709, member: 341"]Stu

    I think Vitellino is referring to his own Nat Geographic map :)

    I also use (and swear by) the identical map pictured here:

    I've improved it's use by putting little stickers showing the dates in which I was stationed at any particular time

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    Ron, it looks as if I've landed on my feet with the map. It all comes to he who waits & that. You have given me a idea regarding the little stickers showing the dates in which you was stationed at any particular time.. Nice one, once I've got my head around
    Windows 10.;)
    Stu.
     
  18. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

  19. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    One of the best sites I have found for Italian maps is:

    http://www.pcn.minambiente.it/viewer/

    Here you can overlay modern satellite maps with period maps, including WW2 vintage. Some time ago I posted an example of a map in the 56 Recce war diaries that could be found on this site.

    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/ww2-maps-italy.55928/

    The map site has changed a bit since then so the following, as an example, is a guide for finding Anzio as per the above posts:

    Italian Maps.jpg

    1. Search for location
    2. Select ‘immagini’
    3. Scroll across bottom bar and select ‘Carta IGM scala 25,000’
    4. Alternatively locations can be found by latitude and longitude
    5. Use the slide by to merge with satellite map
    You can also use the ‘help’ button near the search box and use your browsers translate function as selecting the Union Flag doesn’t seem to work.

    Buona fortuna.
     
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  20. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    James, I've something resembling the map that you have kindly posted. Please see attachment. What scale is it, & does it have a sheet No on it? Also, what year is it? I ask because i think there was only four editions printed, & I have not got that one.

    Regards
    Stu.

    rsz_1anzio_2nd_edition43.png
     

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