Advance of the 5th Armored “Victory” Division Normandy to the Seine River


The march across France of the 5th Armored Division.

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This map is one of four that were published during or shortly after the conclusion of the Second World War in Europe that highlight the contributions of the Fifth Armored ‘Victory’ Division. Three separate sheets provide a detailed narrative of the unit’s advance; including movements by individual combat command groups, dates and notes on engagements, and lines of enemy defense, while the fourth is a compilation of all these.

This is an example of the first map produced in the original series, all of which were designed by T/4 of the 22nd Engineers Robert Buchan. The sheet shows the path of the division from landing at Utah Beach in July of 1944 to its arrival at the outskirts of Paris at the end of August, including action at the Falaise Gap. Annotations identify specific actions, times, etc.

Printed in March 1945 by the 669th Engineer Topographic Company.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1945

Author: Robert Buchan

Sheet Width (in): 19.60

Sheet Height (in): 11.90

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Light creasing and wear along originally issued fold lines and scattered spotting on the right side of the page. Ink smudges in the title block and a bit of offsetting visible in the center left.


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