German Map

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tippette
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German Map

Post by tippette » 13 Mar 2019 21:52

Good evening,
the attached is a map of the 16 SS division extracted from an historical book.
Does anybody have any idea about what are the numbered circles?
Thank you
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GregSingh
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Re: German Map

Post by GregSingh » 14 Mar 2019 23:46

We can only guess as we don't have a full map. Perhaps objects important to the defense. They seem to be bridges, crossroads, small villages, etc. Looks like fragment of the map from unit reports. Description of those numbers would be on the side of the full map or in the reports.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

tippette
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Re: German Map

Post by tippette » 16 Mar 2019 23:19

Thank you for your reply GregSingh. It's a pity but I don't have the full map.
Thank you

byronEffef
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German Map

Post by byronEffef » 12 May 2019 18:22

Very nice map. I am far from an expert but starting at Dasburg and ending north of Hoffalize sure looks like one of the routes assigned to 116th Panzer Division.

eindhoven
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Re: German Map

Post by eindhoven » 14 May 2019 00:40

This looks like a larger OKW tactical map as its missing many small unit details however it does show the Division HQs of 16 SS at Fauglia and 16th SS Brigade HQs at Paltratico as well as various companies.
  • Typically those circles on a German tactical map would represent Nachrichtenstelle, zur Zerstörung vorbereitet (signals Installation, prepared for demolition) or in '44 symbology zu sperrende Nacthrichtenanlage, signal installation to be blocked.
  • The small dashed lines near the bottom of the map at Rosignano Marttimo are Kompanie - usw. Grenze, or Company or equivalent Unit boundary lines.
  • The vertical thick lines with the breaks are the Divisionsgrenze or Divisional Boundary lines.
  • The map also shows the LXVV Corps Headquarters at Ceppaiano and XIV Panzer Corps Headquarters

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