Dear Mr. Shelby,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a number of series of maps for North Africa during World War II. For access to these maps or possible answers to locating a Modified British System map of Tunisia, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) via email at email@example.com.
Additionally, you may also want to contact The National Archives of the United Kingdom.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Unfortunately the: The "Coordinates Translator" (echodelta.net) Does not have a map for Tunisia. If someone has a link to a similar site for North Africa or the Pacific theater I would be interested as well.
Texas Military Forces Museum
Regarding my earlier post reference maps for Tunisia and the British Modified System, I have found maps at the below site and lo and behold, one can use the coordinates contained in the many messages regarding troop locations, tank harbors, machine gun positions etc. Coordinates such as Y-3567. There's even instructions on the maps that explain how to do it. The maps are 1:200,000 so they cover quite a large area. Nonetheless, I can now get a very good idea where my Dad was during the 1st Division's El Guettar campaign! If you're a history nut like I am...this is fantastic!
Look here for the maps: legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/tunisia_200k/
This one may get you there as well: Tunisia AMS Topographic Maps - Perry-CastaÃ±eda Map Collection - UT Library Online (utexas.edu)
Example: Message contained in G-2 Journal and File, Tunisian Campaign on page 976, sent March 27, 1943 from Speedy-2 at 1100 hours notes "6 vehicles at Y-7091 moving SE" - puts those vehicles250 feet north of Oued Haddeje. "FIRE!"
Hope this helps others.
Thanks for the replys!
I forgot to add that one must choose the correct map! In the example I gave, the correct map for where the 1st Div was ion that date was El Ayacha map.