Large scale (ca. 1:13,000) town plan showing all streets with names, important buildings, bridges, railways, electric and steam tramways, River Lys, etc. "M-L. Ramon, éditeur, 90, Rue de Lille, Armentières." "(Reproduction interdite) 41159". Lithographed with detail in black; tramways red; river pale blue. The Lys is also shown as the boundary with the Commune de Ploegsteert (Belgique). A pre-war plan used by a British Second Army Water Supply Officer; this carries a manuscript list of wells or bore-hole locations (names and addresses) in top margin. Armentières was a key British front bastion from late 1914, with many billets, headquarters, artillery positions, tall buildings and factory chimneys which could be used as observation posts. It was also famous for its 'estaminets' and 'mademoiselles'.