Vintage Dutch Arnhem Map

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Map of the Battlefields of Arrnhem and Oosterbeek

The battlefields of Arnhem and Oosterbeek in the Netherlands never looked so good as they do in Pink and Teal. The battles were part of Operation Market Garden. It was here that the famous “First Airborne Divison” consisting of more then 8000 men, under the command of Major-General Urquhart, glided down to earth on the morning of Sunday September 17, 1944.

The scaley, snake looking trail in the lower half of the map represents the Rhine River. The battlefields can be seen as the solid patches of brown. I really appreciate how the map designer cut away the airplane and parachute icons from that mass of brown. Simple, effective and creates some interesting shapes within the negative space.

You can read more about Operation Market Garden at wikipedia.

On a sidenote, watched “King of Kong” this weekend. Great flick. Definitely biased in its presentation but none the less Billy still comes off like a really sorry bob. After all the talk of competitive gaming and playing in front of people, I was surprised that he didn’t step up to the challenge at the Guinness event in Florida. Thoughts?

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so beautiful! I love the masks on airplanes and parachutes too. cartography’s so difficult.

This map is amazing Dave! Do you know when it was designed and published?

Regarding your sidenote:

http://www.twingalaxies.com/index.aspx?c=22&pi=2&gi=3852&vi=22
^Billy may have had the last laugh after all…

Hey Ryan,
Unfortunately, no date is listed. My guess would be early to mid 50s.
I love the colors. Pink ,teal and brown.. look so good.

Thats crazy about Billy. Steve just can’t get a break.

Awesome, a pilgrimage to a site where hundreds died.

The design is very cool. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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