OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE
GERMANY: COAST REPORT - PART II, NORTH SEA - Volume I: Sections 1 to 4, Dutch Frontier to River Elbe (including Elbe Defenses) - Volume II: Sections 5 to 8, The Coast, Ports, and Coast Defenses
- Office of Naval Intelligence. Washington. 1917 & 1918. Office of Naval Intelligence Publication no. 24. Reprint of the 1915 Confidential Edition of the British Admiralty Publication. Volume I: Clam box containing sections 1 to 4 and their corresponding 22 folded charts and plans. Section 1: Ostfriesland - VI, 62 PP, plus 6 plates with 3 b/w photos and 9 sketch plans. Section 2: Wangeroog, Jade-weser defences, Wilhelmshaven - VI, 66 PP with 4 sketch plans. Section 3: Bremerhaven, Weser River, Bremen, Elbe River, Hamburg - VII, 75 PP, plus 10 plates (1 folded) with 4 b/w photos and 8 plans of ports. Section 4: Helgoland, The Elbe Defences, Cuxhaven - VII, 58 PP with 8 sketch plans, plus 1 b/w photographic plate. Volume 2: Clam box containing sections 5 to 8 and their corresponding 11 folded charts and plans. Section 5: Elbe to Husum, Kaiser, Wilhelm Canal - VIII, 38 PP with 1 b/w photo, plus 4 plates with 6 b/w photos and 3 plates with 3 plans of ports. Section 6: Husum to Danish Frontier - VIII, 33 PP, plus 1 plate with 2 plans of ports. Section 7: Summary of Building Slips - IV, 16 PP of tables. Section 8: Index - (II), 5 PP. The 33 folded charts and plans are of varying sizes (mostly very large format). Clam boxes covered with cloth. Hinges damaged. Apart from some repairs to the clam boxes, this item is in excellent condition. Size of clam boxes: 35cm x 24cm.
These rare documents, translated from the German original, were used by the Allies during World War I, providing invaluable information, not only on coastal fortifications but also on the location of minefields.
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