Brigade Trench Map from Loos in Belgium, 1916

Map

Description

English

A vast and comprehensive military mapping programme covered the Western Front, combining detail with caution. 

This large scale sectional map is one of 15 adjoining sheets produced by the1st Field Survey Company for the 1st Army, which then occupied the line of front south of the town of Loos in Belgium. The map data was collected through a survey of enemy defences using such techniques as sound ranging and flash spotting. The hand drawn maps were sent to the Ordnance Survey office in Southampton for reproduction, and returned to the front a mere two weeks later. 

This sheet shows the German trenches in red. The British trenches, in blue, have been deliberately distorted so that the information would stay at least partially secret in the event of enemy capture.

Full title
Brigade Trench Map. Area M. 1916.
Created
1916
Format
Map
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
Maps C.14.c. 381.

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