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Battles of the Atlantic, 1914 and 1943

The Atlantic was a key theatre in both world wars. The German aims were the same in 1914 and 1939: to sever Britain’s supply lines from North America without bringing a neutral United States into the war. These propaganda maps cover the two campaigns, from a German and British perspective.…

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The view from Japan, 1904

A very scarce satirical map, and one which I anticipate will be passing through my hands pretty quickly. However, as temporary custodian I can’t resist sharing it. It’s a delight.   Cartoon or satirical world maps are an unusual form in general, and only one institutional example of this particular…

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