ORIGINAL PRE-WAR MAP OF THE SUEZ CANAL, PUBLISHED BY THE WAR OFFICE.
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Geographical Section, General Staff, No. 3753, published at the War Office, 1938. Cold. map, fldg ; linen-backed. 97 x 64cm (38” x 25”). V.G. In 1938, with war looking likely, the War Office was busy up-dating their maps and increasing their knowledge of a wide range of places, not least the Middle East with its vital oil supplies and main shipping artery – the Suez Canal. Within a short time, the British 8th Army would be fighting in North Africa. This linen-backed coloured map (scale 1:250,000) covers an area from El Tina Bay in the Mediterranean, to El Hafair in the Gulf of Suez ; the centre focus of attention being the ship canal from Port Said, through Lake Timsah and the Great Bitter Lake, to Suez. In the surrounding country it shows railways, roads, telegraphs, canals and drains, lighthouses, forts, ruins, important cities, towns and villages, etc. There is also a glossary of local Arab names.