This unusual and large facsimile atlas consists of 33 foldout reproduction maps originally prepared in the office of the Delegate for the Four-Year Plan, Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering. The maps outline the raw material resources and industrial plants of primary importance to the German war effort during the WW2. The original maps were seized along with other documents by US troops from the 101st Airborne Division in the last days of the Second World War, after Goering was taken to custody in southern Germany.
Goering was named Chief Executive of the Four Year Plan in 1936 and given the task of mobilising all sectors of the economy for war. This act supposedly made Goering to systematically map the industrial centres and resources of Europe. In September 1939, Hitler designated him as his successor. Goering became the Chief of the Luftwaffe and was appointed as Reich Marshal of the Greater German Reich, making him the highest-ranking soldier in Germany. The atlas clearly shows the ambitions of the Nazi party to seize the whole Europe.
Good condition overall, some scratches on the cover. Internally clean, but slightly wrinkled from damp (no water stains appear to be visible though).
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