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Libya 1:500,000 , 1: 1,000,000 , 1:2,000,000 & 1:4,000,000, 1928 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND D.70-D.96

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This section principally consists of the contents of Bagnold's large map cabinet and includes maps relating to his First World War service in France and Belgium, his explorations in North Africa and the Middle East (the 1932 expedition in particular) and the LRDG.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1943

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Biographical / Historical

These maps were used during the war. Italian maps captured by the LRDG proved of little use, being very inaccurate (see W.B.K. Shaw, Long Range Desert Group, pp.24-25) and the LRDG collected its own material which formed the basis for many of the 1:500,000 maps of Libya (D.78-D.93).

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2016-03-01 15:15:39.513000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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