Our gratitude to a reader Adam Sliwka who forwarded details of the Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe – National Digital Archive of Poland web site where an amazing library of historic images included a number from historic ISDT events. The images here are of the ISDT 1936 held in Germany. Of particular interest is the inclusion of images taken of riders on a very new Autobahn, one of the major civil engineering projects that Adolf Hitler had set about after he became the leader of Germany which it is contended were purposely designed to facilitate rapid advancement of his army should a war break out.
‘Uh oh’ here I go again, let’s get mapping. Any tips or clues welcome as we are a bit short on detail other than this map. update – It goes without wonder that our first two offers of help were from German readers, Andreas who has helped work out the modern place names, and the incredible ‘STB’ who without asking bowled up with detailed original maps for days 1 and 2 of the event.
This will be a rolling task based on sparse information.. come back to see what we are finding. Aided by just two 1936 issues of ‘the Motor Cycle‘ and without the final day report this map and list of places is the best at the moment. Any Germans, Bavarians able to help please do. as ever •Bold = known checkpoints, Italics = I could not locate the place.
Sketch maps with known places here – https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zClKdDlICr2k.k3WbbSNwRPC8