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    I am very interested in military history and the invasion of Grenada, are there any good military maps out there? Any link or anything else that can help me in my research about this short campaign.
    Gurra

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    Don't know if its accurate but I found this.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gurra View Post
      I am very interested in military history and the invasion of Grenada, are there any good military maps out there? Any link or anything else that can help me in my research about this short campaign.
      Gurra
      The maps used during the campaign could not be that hard to get hold of. The poor soldiers going in as the entry force only had out of date tourist maps. They soon proved just as worthless as you could imagine. Soldiers and Tourist have rathre different preferences on what is important to put on a map.
      "The secret of war lies in the communications" - Napoleon Bonaparte

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      • #4
        http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web...20map%2052.htm

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pergite View Post
          The maps used during the campaign could not be that hard to get hold of. The poor soldiers going in as the entry force only had out of date tourist maps. They soon proved just as worthless as you could imagine. Soldiers and Tourist have rathre different preferences on what is important to put on a map.
          Sounds like France 1940. The Werhmacht used Michalien maps to find their way around.
          If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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          • #6
            What's the infantry unit to the far east and north, just south of SEAL Team 4? Appears to be 2nd Battalion, but of what? As near as I can figure, that would have been the primary area for the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit, but the designation seems to indicate 8th something or other (regiment/brigade?).
            "I am not an atomic playboy."
            Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mirrorshades View Post
              What's the infantry unit to the far east and north, just south of SEAL Team 4? Appears to be 2nd Battalion, but of what? As near as I can figure, that would have been the primary area for the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit, but the designation seems to indicate 8th something or other (regiment/brigade?).
              2nd Battalion, 8th Marines.

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              • #8
                Maps were printed up back at Fort Bragg, As I recall, there was a mixup regarding two towns, so another set of maps had to be run off. The whole operation was put together over a long weekend and security was tight. Our point of contact was a Major working at the desk across from mine, and I had no inkling of what was going on until I got called tor report for duty at the 1st SOCOM TOC.

                The population of the Island was totally in support of the invasion and there were a lot of stories than came out that boggled a lot of minds in Washington. Phone calls back to the States for air support, etc. Plots to secure all the captured weapons and spirit them off to a secret location on Fort Bragg for Black Op use, etc. Lack of Spanish interpreters to deal with the Cubans, leading one primary staff officer to recruit a Cuban officer to serve in the capacity and putting him in civilian clothes. At least a few of those stories turned out to be true.

                Intel could have been better. All reports and rumors were presumed to be true, including one that a North Korean anti-aircraft battery was set up on one of the islands off Grenada. The residents were sure surprised when the 82nd Abn arrived on their little island fully loaded for bear. Adult supervision on the Intel side was sorely needed. Overall, it was not a well run operation and a lot of lessons were re-learned.
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                • #9
                  The maps weren't the only things fowled up during Urgent Fury lets not forget the communications were FUBARED as well. You had Marines, Rangers and other forces using pay phones to call FT Bragg or Camp Leijune for anything from fire support to resupply. It seem the lesson of Desert one or Market Garden were still being learned the hard way the good thing was very few American troops were killed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
                    The maps weren't the only things fowled up during Urgent Fury lets not forget the communications were FUBARED as well. You had Marines, Rangers and other forces using pay phones to call FT Bragg or Camp Leijune for anything from fire support to resupply. It seem the lesson of Desert one or Market Garden were still being learned the hard way the good thing was very few American troops were killed.
                    Last minute changes didn't help matters much.
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