XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette
XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette

Land of the Setting Sun. XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk 1944 Newsletter and Map. Artist: T/5 Henry J. Mac Millan Title: XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk: XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Publisher: 62nd Engr. Army Date of Publication: November 1944 Physical dimensions: Two-sided poster with map printed in black, blue, and red on one side and text on back under title The Tomahawk Strikes. ” 29″ wide by 22 high. Condition: Folded, but pretty much excellent. While many units issued commemorative maps after World War II depicting the areas where they served, this map is remarkable for having been published during wartime. Such maps and newsletters provided invaluable context, news, and morale building for those on the front lines, in this case the soldiers of the U. This beautiful piece features on one side an edition of The Tomahawk, the newsletter of the XIX Corps, with an accompanying map by Henry J Mac Millan illustrating the Corps journey from Normandy to the Siegfried Line, just inside the German border. The XIX Corps encompassed the 2. Armored Division and the 29. Infantry Divisions, and fought as part of the First and Ninth Armies in the war. Its members bore a tomahawk insignia, hence the title of the newsletter. In A History of America in 100 Maps, Susan Schulten attributes the tactical and logistic details included on the map to MacMillans experience as an engineer with the 62. Engineering Topographic Company within the Corps. She notes MacMillan took care to note the logistical support and tactical ingenuity that made it possible to cross five rivers, capture German soldiers, and liberate thousands of prisoners. During the period portrayed by this piece, as shown by the statistics in the newsletter and the depictions on the map, the XIX Corps crossed four major rivers (the Vire, Seine, Somme, and Meuse), built 160 bridges, captured 29,867 prisoners, and shot down 55 enemy planes. Various elements invoking hope for the Allied war effort can be spotted across the map, including the text DEUTSCHLAND UNDER ALLIES will be the 1944 edition of the German national anthem. Mac Millan also illustrates various French landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and Mont St. Susan Schulten also writes. MacMillan depicted the individual encounters that so profoundly affected the millions of Americans serving in Europe. Alongside depictions of tactical victories and enemy fire we find careful renderings of the local people as well as landmarks that MacMillan and so many others were seeing for the first time as they fought through Europe: the Eiffel Tower, Chartres, and poignantly the battlefield cemeteries of World War I. C, and studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, later renamed the Parsons School where he also later taught. His career included work as an artist, interior designer, and art instructor. He helped found the North Carolina Professional Artists Club and sat on its board of directors. In addition to his map illustrations, Mac Millan was also commissioned by the Army to create watercolor paintings of locations he visited during his service in Europe. Throughout his career his work was featured in various exhibits across many museums, including the Wilmington-New Hanover County Museum, the Cape Fear Museum, Charlottes Mint Museum, the N. Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the Cameron Museum of Art. He was also very active in the Wilmington cultural and historical preservation scene. Everything we offer is guaranteed to be as described. Unless otherwise specified, all items are original vintage or antique maps, prints, or ephemera. The item “XIX Corps in Action / Le Tomahawk XIX Corps Cracks Siegfried Line Map/Newslette” is in sale since Sunday, February 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “rvbseb1″ and is located in Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Henry J. Mac Millan
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
  • Year: 1944
  • Date Range: 1940-1949
  • Country/Region: France
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