Four maps of the Second World War

From the collections of the Maps Department of the National Library of Russia

Environs of Yelnya. — Scale ratio approximately 1 : 25 000. — [Without Place and Year].

The topographic map of the environs of Yelnya at the scale of 1 cm to 250 m was apparently used for the Yelnya offensive lasted from 30 August 30 until 8 September, 1941. It was the first successful offensive of the Soviet troops in the Second World War. During the battle for Yelnya, the Soviet Guards was born.

The map indicates by a red pencil arrow, probably, the direction of attack. Settlements, occupied by the Nazis, and the enemy defended localities are also highlighted in red on the map.