Allied Geographical Section Southwest Pacific Area WWII Terrain Studies

Title

Allied Geographical Section Southwest Pacific Area WWII Terrain Studies

Description

In 1942, after a series of directives from General MacArthur’s Headquarters, the Allied Geographical Section (AGS) was formed with the task of compiling all the available geographical intelligence on the largely unmapped and underexplored south-west Pacific area (SWPA). During its lifespan (1942-45), the AGS, produced 3 major types of publications: Terrain Studies; Special Reports; and Terrain Handbooks. The Terrain Studies were the most important and complex works, designed to give the most comprehensive information. Thus, they contained text, diagrams, photographs and various sized and coloured maps.

Items in the Allied Geographical Section Southwest Pacific Area WWII Terrain Studies

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General chart: southern sheet

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Bandjermasin
Drawn and reproduced by the 19th Field Survey Coy., R.E.; (156) Jan. 1942. From Dutch 1:1M. Sheet S.A.-50 Dated 1933

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Index map to terrain studies

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Sambodja: general view, prewar

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Sambodja: general view, prewar

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Sambodja: mosaic

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Samarinda: mosaic

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Sepinggang airfield: mosaic

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Manggar airfield: mosaic

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Sambodjalama coastline: mosaic

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Balikpapan: mosaic

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Administration map: S E Borneo

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Population map: S E Borneo

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Resources map: S E Borneo

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Kotabaroe: S E coast Borneo
Annotations according to informants up to October 44

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Tandjoeng and vicinity

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Bandjermasin

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Town plan Balikpapan

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Louise (Sangga Sangga)

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Kloempang Baai

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Pamoekan Baai