Item #28010 ADSEC in Action from Thames to Rhine. "Feed the Flame" Brig. Gen. Edward G. Plank commanding, pictorial map and text. Map, W W. I. I., US Army, Cliff Helstrom, cartographers John Ciofalo.
ADSEC in Action from Thames to Rhine. "Feed the Flame" Brig. Gen. Edward G. Plank commanding, pictorial map and text.

ADSEC in Action from Thames to Rhine. "Feed the Flame" Brig. Gen. Edward G. Plank commanding, pictorial map and text.

Np [United States?]: 1945-46? ADSEC was the Advance Section, Communications Zone, European Theater of Operations in W.W.I.I. This large broadside seems to be designed as a summary for soldiers who served, the text on one side detailing the planning and a pictorial map showing a trail from London to Bristol, Catz, Le Mans, Etampes, Paris, Rheims, Namur, Liege, Bonn from 4 March 1944 to 17 April 1945 with illustrated representations of each location. The text describes the Planning period, Invasion, Breakthrough, Battle of the Bulge, Conquest of Germany, and Finale. W.W.II Allied route maps were created by both American and British forces during and after the war. This map combines the facts of battles and dates with an artistic content is historically informative.

ADSEC was charged with: furnishing logistical support to US Army under Gen. Bradley, Determine communications Zone troop requirements; Prepare over all phased supply requirements; Make detailed plans for development of ports, lines of communications, supply and service installations; Prepare plans for evacuations, salvage and repair in rear of First Army; Defend area assigned to ADSEC by First Army; Represent Commanding General, communication zone until HQ 'Com Z' arrived from England.

OCLC: 45154031 supplying the date, and stating "May have been published under the auspices of the Advance Section, Communications Zone as a souvenir for its soldiers to take or send home after demobilization? Designed to be folded for mailing with a blank address block." 2 copies at the US Army War College and Texas A&M. Held at the David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University, G5701.S7 1945 .A3 and dated 1945. Art work by ADSEC Engrs. Sec., PFC. Cliff Helstrom, Sgt. John Ciofalo./ "Brig. Gen. Ewart G. Plank, Commanding"--Map.

28 3/4 x 21 3/8", original folds, one panel for addressing and mailing, some closed tears at fold, slt chipped at edge. Very good overall. Item #28010

Price: $450.00

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