XXI Corps


Graphic map showing the dissection of the Third Reich.

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As explained by the text across the top of the sheet, the XXI Corps was activated at Camp Polk, Louisiana on December 6, 1943. This was relatively late in the war, and the unit was originally intended as an occupational force in Europe. However, the Battle of the Bulge changed all that, and instead the corps was attached to the U.S. Seventh Army for action against the Wehrmacht.

That campaign is shown on this map with the use of colored arrows representing various elements of the corps as they fought across France and Germany. An underlying swastika is carved up by the movements – a not-so-subtle metaphor for the dismantling of the Third Reich. Cartoons on the sheet show a caricatured doughboy in scenes typical of the theater; on leave in France, taking German prisoners, and traveling in convoy.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1945

Author: U.S. War Department

Sheet Width (in): 29.25

Sheet Height (in): 21.00

Condition: B

Condition Description: Wear and several spots of discoloration along fold lines. Two damp stains visible on the right side of the sheet.


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