Taje a step-by-step journey through the Battle of the Bulge using the U.S. Army's own situation maps. Eleven maps illustrate the shifting lines of battle through four weeks of fighting, centering on Belgium's Ardennes Forest sector and the embattled town of Bastogne.
How were tens of thousands of infantry landed on the Normandy beaches on 6 June 1944? How was the supply of ammo, fuel, water, rations, and everything else required by an army of invasion managed on crowded beaches under heavy fire from artillery and machine-guns? How were the beachheads...read more
More Americans came into contact with maps during World War II than in any previous moment in American history...War has perennially driven interest in geography, but World War II was different. The urgency of the war, coupled with the advent of aviation, fueled the demand not just for more but...read more
It is generally accepted that the three-dimensional nature of the digital terrain model enhances our visualization of surfaces. Modern techniques enable a detailed landscape to be constructed as a facsimile of reality that provides an opportunity to move through or fly over the landscape. Given...read more