The Daily Heller: Mapping a Battle

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War brings out the worst in humankind, but some of the most interesting art also comes as a result. This illustrated World War II map produced by the Germans (in a manner that might be familiar today to players of war-themed video games) shows in minute, although summary, detail, the Nazi capture of Bialystok and the costly invasion of Moscow. Information graphics such as this one provided entertainment and uplifted those on the home front by making the brutality of mechanized warfare appear like a board game, while in reality the war-torn battlefields and civilian areas were turned into a bloody hell.

Thanks, Jeff Roth for sharing this wartime artifact.