DIAGRAMATIC REPRESENTATION OF CERTAIN PHASES OF THE WAR
A selection of charts prepared for the use of the Chiefs of Staff Committee during the War
COMPILED BY THE CABINET OFFICE, London, 1944-1946 Printed by the Air Ministry Photographic Reproduction Branch
AIR MINISTRY, London, 1946
An original collection of secret WW2 War Cabinet Charts, compiled by the British Government's Cabinet Office during the war for the use of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. Published just after the war by the Cabinet Office Historical Section and printed by the Air Ministry. This large format book (330mm x 430mm) has 36 detailed coloured charts covering a wide range of subjects including: armed forces casualties, civilian casualties, merchant shipping losses, U-Boat numbers, Bomber command totals of bombs dropped, aircraft production, USAF bombing missions, Flying Bombs, Rockets, population details, exports, imports, and munitions production. The charts provide an exceptionally detailed and fascinating insight into the level of information that was available to the British Goverment during the war. Each chart is accompanied by a text page with a brief description of its scope and subject matter.
In very good condition. The boards are in very good condition with some signs of use and a few marks. The binding and hinges are very good and secure. The charts and text pages are in very good condition. There are a couple of neat pencil annotations relating to bombing and two Imperial War Museum 'Withdrawn' ink stamps on the front endpapers and introduction page. There is a small ink stamp of the 'Historical Section, Military Branch' on the front cover.
Published: 1946 Grey Boards with black titling, black cloth spine Dimensions: 330mm x 430mm (Large Format) 36 Coloured Charts, plus contents and text pages