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The Great Assault


The map 'The Mastery of the Atlantic - The Great Assault,' is in the Memorial Hall at the American Cemetery at Madingley. It was designed by the American artist Herbert Gute, from information provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

It indicates the principal Atlantic sea routes, the types of naval and commercial craft which assured a supply of men and materiel to the European front, the aircraft which operated in the antisubmarine campaign, and the continuous air assault by the U. S. Army Air Force and the Royal Air Force.

The Great Assault


The map 'The Mastery of the Atlantic - The Great Assault,' is in the Memorial Hall at the American Cemetery at Madingley. It was designed by the American artist Herbert Gute, from information provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

It indicates the principal Atlantic sea routes, the types of naval and commercial craft which assured a supply of men and materiel to the European front, the aircraft which operated in the antisubmarine campaign, and the continuous air assault by the U. S. Army Air Force and the Royal Air Force.

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jul 2010, 06:25
Good heavens - what an amazing & historical thing Les. Thank you for showing it
Les Auld: You stand in front of it and wonder at the scale of the action therein Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jul 2010, 06:42
I wonder if Gute was thinking of this as art. It is quite a display.
Les Auld: Pictorial art no doubt, thanks for the comment Louis.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2010, 10:08
This is especially timely for us right now, Les, after having visited Utah Beach in Normandy this past Friday. It's pretty incredible seeing it like this!
Les Auld: It sort of puts the whole European theatre of operations into a form of perspective Ginnie, such a widespread area to cover. Utah, if my memory serves me right, was quite a successful landing, quite unlike Omaha next door. Hope you found it interesting and thanks for the comment.
Didn't know this existed, a fascinating piece of work. I would like to visit Madingley, it is a fitting tribute to the sacrifice of our American allies
Les Auld: It is well worth the visit Bill, it is a grand tribute indeed. Thanks for the comment.
This is new to me aswell Les..Thank you.
Les Auld: First time for me as well Ron, thanks for the comment.
I don't remember this at Maddingley Les, thanks for showing us, the allies military coverage of Europe was amazing.
Les Auld: Inside the hall Brian, thanks for the comment.

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