COMMONWEALTH WWII PAPER ITEMS

MAPS AND DIAGRAMS

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#CD051 Map of ARNHEM 'Operation Anger' Liberating The Netherlands
Rare original combat map of Arnhem (West) used for the Canadian First Army's liberation of the city in 1945 as part of Operation Anger to liberate The Netherlands. Second edition, this map was printed on the reverse of an obsolete map of Scotland with 'CANCELLED' across the obsolete printing.  The War Department was facing paper shortages during this period so they were re-using old maps and captured maps to get the latest printings to soldiers at the front as quickly as possible.  This is a true combat map used for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map.  $175

#CD050 Map of NIJMEGEN Emergency Printing 'Operation Anger' The Netherlands
Rare original map of Nijmegen (West) emergency printing for the Canadian First Army's liberation of the city in 1945 as part of Operation Anger to liberate The Netherlands. This map was printed on the reverse of an obsolete map of Scotland with 'CANCELLED' across the obsolete printing.  The War Department was facing paper shortages during this period so they were re-using old maps and captured maps to get the latest printings to soldiers at the front as quickly as possible.  This is a true combat map used for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map.  $175

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#CD049 Map of 'S Hertogenbosch including NIJMEGEN 1943 'Operation Market Garden'
Rare original map of 'S Hertogenbosch to include NIJMEGEN.  Printed in time for use on Operation Market Garden and possibly later used for Operation Anger.  No printing on the reverse. This is a true combat map used for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map. Very desirable date and area for your collection!  $225 
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#CD048 Map of DELFZIJL 'Operation Canada' The Battle for Delfzijl Pocket
Rare original map of DELFZIJL first emergency edition for Operation 'Canada' the Battle of Delfzijl Pocket to liberate this region of The Netherlands.  This was the final battle of WWII that the 5th Canadian Armoured Division would participate in. The War Department was facing paper shortages during this period so they were re-using old maps and captured maps to get the latest printings to soldiers at the front as quickly as possible.  This map was printed on a captured German map of Sonderausgabe! This is a true emergency combat map for use on actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map.  Not only is this map for a notable operation, this map has a serious cool factor being printed on the reverse of a captured German map so it was actually used during WWII by both sides!  Rare. $125
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#CD052 Battle of 'The Scheldt' Original Bergen Op Zoom Map 
Rare original map used by Canadian soldiers who cleared the German occupiers out of Bergen Op Zoom during the famous Battle of The Scheldt. It was printed by 3RCE in September 1944 in time for issue and use in the upcoming battle. The map is in excellent condition, lightly worn from actual use. Very desirable authentic piece of Canadian military history. $175
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#CD054 Stowage Diagram for CARRIER, UNIVERSAL
Awesome original poster size stowage diagram for the Universal Carrier!  Printed on heavy canvas, this would show soldiers where every piece of equipment would go inside of the vehicle. Excellent condition and very rare to find nice diagrams like this. $100
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#CD053 Original Map of Russian and the Mediterranean
This is a really cool map a Soldier or Airman has carefully constructed for more practical use by combining several maps onto a special canvas material.  Whoever constructed this map knew exactly what they were doing and cut the pieces perfectly to make a map that covers a very large area of operations, and they have ensured it can still be folded up.  I put this map in Canadian category because it came with other Canadian maps, but it could be used with any vintage map or equipment display and may very well be made from other countries maps.  Worthy of further research!  Excellent used condition.  $50
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#CD047 Map of England Midlands(S). Sheet 8, Royal Air Force Edition
Map of England Midlands(S).  Sheet 8.  Royal Air Force Edition. $40
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#CD055 Silk Escape Map of France
Silk escape map of France for soldiers and shot down aircrew trying to return home.  The map shows part of the English coast, but most of England is removed in order to deny enemy intelligence should it fall into the wrong hands.  This waterproof map could be kept in a pocket in case it was required for an emergency journey home. Excellent condition. $100

POSTERS, PENNANTS, PILLOW CASES AND RUNNERS

#CD021 Canadian 7th War Loans Pennant
Original WWII Canadian 7th War Loans pennant.  Nice example manufactured by J.J. Turner & Sons.  Scarce.  $75
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#CD013 Canadian Parachute Corps Pillow Case
Rare Canadian Parachute Corps pillow case.  Produced during WWII and sold to members of 1 Can Para as souvenirs for their families. Great display item in excellent condition without flaw.  $200

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MANUALS AND PAMPHLETS

#BS29 Wartime Manual Value Pack x5 Manuals
Original WWII Canadian manual value pack including all 5 manuals shown.  This is great value if you're just starting out or need an assortment of manuals for your WWII Canadian collection.  $30

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#CD083 Pamphlet for Canadian Soldiers Entering Germany
Original WWII pamphlet 'GERMANY' for Canadian soldiers entering Germany during the invasion.  The manual discusses how to treat German's and what to expect, in today's standards this manual is not very politically correct.  This pamphlet is rather hard to find and very interesting.  $40

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#CD099 THE ATTACK ON CRETE - Periodical Notes on the German Army
XI AIR CORPS AND THE ATTACK ON CRETE, Periodical Notes of the German Army No. 38.   This rare publication is full of information on German tactics and equipment used at Crete, as well as the German commanders.  The booklet also contains photographs and diagrams.  Very interesting for anyone interested in the battle of Crete. $60

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Pile of WWII and pre-war Military Engineering Books
Stack of books on WWII and pre-WWII military engineer books.  Probably belonged to a WWII era engineer officer or NCO. $60
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Canadian Small Arms Training Pamphlets 
1. Pamphlet No. 22 Sten Machine Carbine $25
2. Pamphlet No. 22 Sten Machine Carbine $25
3. Pamphlet No. 13 Grenade $25
4. Pamphlet No. 13 Grenade $25
5. Pamphlet No. 3 Rifle $20
6. Pamphlet No. 9 Mortar (3-inch). $25
7. Pamphlet No. 8 Mortar (2-inch). $25
8. Pamphlet No. 4. Light Machine Gun (Bren) $20
9. Pamphlet No. 4. Light Machine Gun (Bren) $20
10. Pamphlet No. 4. Light Machine Gun (Bren) $20
11. Pamphlet No. 5 Boys Anti-Tank Rifle $25
12. Pamphlet 'Small Arms Training Courses' 1940 $20
13. Pamphlet No. 11 Volume 1 for Pistol .38-inch Enfield (1937)  $25
14. Pamphlet No. 5 For Pistol Solid Frame Type S&W .38-inche and also covers .455 #1  $25
15. Pamphlet No. 5 For Pistol Solid Frame Type S&W .38-inche and also covers .455 #2  $25
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The Bren Light Machine Gun Pamphlet 
The Bren Light Machine Gun pamphlet published and printed by Gale & Polden, Limited, Aldershot.  Pamphlet is full of colour diagrams and instructions for using the Bren. Rare and in excellent condition. $75

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Canadian WWII Military Training Pamphlets
1. Military Training Pamphlet No. 23 The Infantry Division in The Advance, October 1941 edition $25
2. Military Training Pamphlet No. 4 Withdrawal, June 1943 edition $25
3. Military Training Pamphlet No. 2 The Offensive, June 1943 edition $25
4. Infantry Section Leading, 1942 edition. $20
5. Military Training Pamphlet No. 50 Airborne Troops Part 1. Defence Against Airborne Troops, 1941 edition $20
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Canadian WWII Military Vehicle Pamphlets
1. Manual of DRIVING and MAINTENANCE for Mechanical Vehicles (Tracked) 1939. $45
Canadian WWII Misc. Pamphlets
1. Pamphlet No. 5 Artillery Training Volume III The Employment of Base Ejection Smoke and Chemical Shell $20
2. Pamphlet 'Notes for Section Commanders' $25
3. Pamphlet 'Section Leading in Attack and Defence' $40
4. The Standard Syllabus for BASIC TRAINING 1941 $25
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Canadian WWII Guides, Regulations, and Misc. Pamphlets 
1. Regulations and Instructions for the Equipment of the Canadian Militia 1926 book $25
2. 'The Air Force Guide' a period book for new service members $20
3. Small Arms Manual - Covers common WWII allied weapons with diagrams.  Sold to soldiers in London. Neat! $40
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Canadian WWII Publications Regarding Japan and Canadian Cultures
1. THE JAPANESE WAY - Current Affairs. Pamphlet explaining the Japanese to Canadian officers attending university and preparing for the possible invasion of Japan. $25
2. Canadian Affairs - What's Japan to us? Pamphlet explaining the Japanese to Canadian officers attending university and preparing for the possible invasion of Japan. $25
3. CANADIANS ALL, pamphlet including the statistics and descriptions of all cultures and immigrants living in Canada during WWII. Very strange book that was given to WWII Canadian officers attending university preparing for the possible invasion of Japan.  $25
4. WHO HITLER IS, a wartime pamphlet describing Hitler's rise to power and why he must be defeated. $25

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'Operation Baytown' Original Invasion Map of Reggio Di Calabria, Italy
Super rare original 'Secret' invasion map of Reggio Di Calabria, Italy.  Used in the 'Operation Baytown' amphibious landing as part of the Italian campaign where many Canadian units earned the 'Landing at Reggio' battle honour with the 8th Army.  This may very well be the only surviving map from the landing as I currently don't know of any others, and is a really important part of Canadian military history. The map was published by the Geographical Section of the War Office in 1943 with the defence overprint dated 24 August 1943.  This map is combat carried and shows the expected wear and age. This is an important museum worthy map. *Sold*
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Map of Pontecorvo, Italy 'Operation Chesterfield' Breaking The Hitler Line
Rare original SECRET combat map of Portecorvo, Italy, with defence overprint showing defences along The Hitler Line.  It is dated May 1944 for use in Operation Chesterfield, when the 1st Canadian Division would break through on The Hitler Line on the road to Rome.  This is a rare map with great defence overprint of deadly obstacles that the Canadian's would need to break through.  This is a true combat map for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map.  Very awesome combat map! *Sold*
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Silk Escape Map of Germany
Silk escape map of Germany for shot down air crew.  Shows Berlin and other cities that were targets of heavy bombing. This waterproof map could be kept in a pocket in case it was required for an emergency journey home. Created by the Air Ministry.  Excellent condition. *Sold*