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Links to Main World War 2 Pages:
- Royal Navy Organisation
- Casualties - killed, died, missing
- 1,000 Warship Service Histories
- Battles, Major Warship Losses
- Naval & Military Campaigns
- Navies Daily, 1939-42
- Admiralty War Diaries
Compass Rose - click for full version  return to World War 2, 1939-1945
(or if Falklands search) to post-war, 1945 on


I like maps, find they are essential to following naval and military campaigns and battles - preferably with all places in the text shown on the accompanying map, but maps relevant to my naval interests are often difficult to find. This particularly applies to sea and coast locations. Over the years I have enjoyed preparing a variety of maps for use with and hope some of them may be of interest and use to visitors.

Thumbnails of the main World War 2 and Falkland's War maps follow.  Note that their actual sizes will vary. You are welcome to download, use and modify them plus the Compass Rose above. In return, please acknowledge - thank you.

Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

click for World War 1 Map Collection




Campaigns and Battles

  World War 2

Royal, Dominion and Allied Navies Month-by-Month across all Theatres

  Battle of River Plate 1939   Invasion of Norway 1940   Battles of Narvik 1940   British Convoy routes 1940-41  
  Action off Calabria 1940   FAA Attack on Taranto 1940   Battle of Cape Matapan 1941   Hunt for 'Bismarck', 1941, phase One  
  Hunt for 'Bismarck', 1941, phase Two   Russian Convoy Routes 1941-45   Sinking of 'Repulse' and 'Prince of Wales' 1941   'Channel Dash' of German 'Big Ships' 1942  
  Second Battle of Sirte 1942   Malta Convoy 'Pedestal' 1942   Battle of Barents Sea 1942   Invasion of Sicily 1943  
      Battle of North Cape 1943   Invasion of Normandy 1944      

British, Allied and Axis Bases, 1939 to c1942

British and Other Navies in World War 2, Day-by-Day - Ship Movements, Actions, Losses

  British Home Waters 1939   British Foreign Stations 1939   French Bases 1939   German Coastline 1939  
  US Navy in Europe 1939   French Bases 1940   Italy and Central Mediterranean 1940   RN Home Bases 1941  
  RN Home Bases 1942 - North East coast   RN Home Bases 1942 - South coast   RN Home Bases 1942 - remaining coasts      

Russian Convoys 1941-1945 - a selection of Eastern Front campaign and Naval Battle Maps

Russian Convoys 1941-45 - for all maps

  Operation Barbarossa   Russian Front & Russian Convoys June-Nov 1941   December 1941-May 1942   June-October 1942  
  November 1942-May 1943 .....on to 1945   Convoy PQ17   Convoy PQ18   Battle of Barents Sea (1) -  in outline  
  Battle of Barents Sea (1) - in more detail   Battle of North Cape, Phase 2   Tirpitz out of action   Tirpitz sunk  



Falklands War 1982 - a selection of Location, Movement and Battle Maps

Battle Atlas of the Falklands War - for all maps and the stories behind them

  Falklands location   Argentina   Falkland Islands & History   South Georgia  
  Diplomatic Journeys   Argentine Bases   United Kingdom Bases   Ascension Island  
  RAF Movements   Sinking of "General Belgrano"   San Carlos Landings   Air Battles of 21 May (1)  
  Air Battles of 21 May (2)   Battle of Goose Green   Battle of Mount Longdon   Battle of Two Sisters  
  Battle of Mount Harriet   Battle of Wireless Ridge   Battle of Tumbledown Mountain   British Task Force Returns  


return to World War 2, 1939-1945

revised  1/2/13