Special Sheets

British Battles During 1918 (8th Aug. to 11th Nov., 1918)
British Battles During 1918 (8th Aug. to 11th Nov., 1918)
Location: Research Collections, Fonds: WWI Trench Maps France, Box 9, Envelope 20.
Carte de France à 1/600,000 : [historic map showing the advance of the victorious Allied armies, November - December 1918]
Carte de France à 1/600,000 : [historic map showing the advance of the victorious Allied armies, November - December 1918]
Series Number Id: UNKNOWN. Army of occupation - zone and stages of Allied advance from Armistice Line to Rhine, November - December 1918. A historic map showing the advance of the victorious Allied armies. French topographical map dated 1894 produced by the Service géographique de l'Armée in 2 sheets (joined), covering SE England, Holland, NW France, Belgian Coast, W Germany, Alsace and Lorraine, and Switzerland (i.e. whole Western Front zone). The sector of advance of each army (Belgian, British, US, French) is shown. Manuscript additions in coloured inks (red, green, yellow, blue, purple) show stages of Allied advance from the Armistice Line to the Rhine Bridgeheads up to 12 December 1918. Manuscript on reverse: Army of Occupation - Showing Zone and Stages of Allied Advance to Rhine., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC26; envelope_number: 678.
Fourth Army Area [Abbeville]
Fourth Army Area [Abbeville]
Location: Research Collections, Fonds: WWI Trench Maps France; Box 3, Envelope 87.
IX Corps H.A. : plan showing proposed Decauville lines for ammunition supply, [Dickebusch Region]
IX Corps H.A. : plan showing proposed Decauville lines for ammunition supply, [Dickebusch Region]
Series Number Id: GSGS 3023. Sheet number: sheet 28. Battle of Messines - British battery positions and railways. IX Corps heavy artillery. [The British medium & heavy artillery deployment for the Battle of Messines (7-6-17)]. Reference for artillery battery positions and broad gauge line black; 60 cm line red; Decauville line green; artillery signs purple; X Corps and Anzac Corps black., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC19; envelope_number: 603, Manuscript map in coloured inks on printed identification trace GSGS 3023. Additional information in pencil.
Index Diagram of Third Army Maps, Cambrai 1:100,000
Index Diagram of Third Army Maps, Cambrai 1:100,000
Location: Research Collections, Fonds: WWI Trench Maps France, Box 13, Envelope 18.
Index to Special Maps
Index to Special Maps
Series Number Id: UNKNOWN. Sheet number: part of sheet 36. Index map of Second Army Front regular and special map series, March 1918. Shows whole of Second Army area from north of Dixmude to South of Armentieres. "Areas of Regular series 1:10 000 shown in grey; Areas of Special series, 1:20,000 shown in red; Areas of Special series, 1:10,000 shown in blue." "[4th] Field Survey Coy., R.E. (8196) 3-2-18 [numbers crossed out with red overprint and followed with] (8407) 2-3-18." Grey base map; grid in green., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC19; envelope_number: 600,
Laventie East Post : [Armentières, Neuve-Chapelle Front]
Laventie East Post : [Armentières, Neuve-Chapelle Front]
Sheet number: [36 SW1]. "Measured & drawn 3rd-9th Oct. 1915, traced 3rd Nov.1915". Very large scale (6-inches = 500 feet, or 1:1000). A complete defence scheme showing all trenches, dugouts, wire, firebays, duckboards, machine guns, drains, etc. with reference key, and including a cross-section of a trench showing its relationship to original ground level (parapet, parados, firestep). Provides a remarkable insight into late-1915 trench construction and defence doctrine., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC17; envelope_number: 519, Manuscript: signed: E.N. Kenyon [?] Col., C.R.E. 20 Div.
Lille [fortress plan directeur]
Lille [fortress plan directeur]
Series Number Id: GSGS 2742a ("a" in red). Sheet number: 3. [Printed at OS]. Detail and contours black; 1914 system of squaring red; "Instructions as to the Use of the Squares" in red. Translations without accents in margin; scale in margin in yards only, and 1:20000 without comma; index to adjoining sheets in upper margin. A detailed, accurate pre-war French survey, photographically reproduced by the British. Used before regular series 1:20,000 became available. Probably the 2nd state; 1st had Instructions in black. Title and index diagram printed on verso., Manuscript in margin: 8 S[iege] B[attery] [?]. Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC14; envelope_number: 371.
Lille [fortress plan directeur]
Lille [fortress plan directeur]
Series Number Id: GSGS 2742a ["a" in red]. Sheet number: 1. [Printed at OS]. Detail and contours black; 1914 system of squaring red; "Instructions as to the Use of the Squares" in French and English in red. "Translations" in margin; scale of yards and metres in margin; 1:20,000 has comma inserted roughly in plate; index to adjoining sheets in margin. A detailed, accurate pre-war French survey, photographically reproduced by British. Used before regular series 1:20,000 became available. Probably the 3rd state (1st had Instructions in English only in black, while 2nd had ditto in red). British line in red pencil, German line in blue. British battery position[s] marked south of Houplines. Title and index diagram printed on verso., Manuscript on face: 19th Infantry Brigade dispositions to E of Armentieres between 18th November and 26th December 1914; Welsh Fus., Middlesex, Cameronians [5th Scottish Rifles]. Manuscript on reverse: 5th S[cottish] R[ifles]. Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC14; envelope_number: 370.
Map of the Rue d'Enfer : [Neuve Chapelle Battlefield]
Map of the Rue d'Enfer : [Neuve Chapelle Battlefield]
Sheet number: [36 SW1]. Sketch map of the Rue d'Enfer, in the Aubers - Neuve Chapelle area, showing roads, buildings, park, garden and distillery, with buildings lettered for reference (no key). "S.H.C. Woolrych, Intelligence Corps." "No. 3 Section 1st Ptg Coy., R.E. (166)." British system of squaring superimposed with artillery target numbers in circles. All printed to read inverted (i.e. with north at the bottom) as was First Army's practice at the time, and at angle to sheet edges., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC17; envelope_number: 484
Plan of the distillery, Rue d'Enfer (marked 'Brickfields' on map 1/5000) : [Neuve Chapelle Battlefield]
Plan of the distillery, Rue d'Enfer (marked 'Brickfields' on map 1/5000) : [Neuve Chapelle Battlefield]
Sheet [36SW1]. "No. 3 Section. 1st Ptg. Coy., R.E. (194)". "S.H.C. Woolrych, Intelligence Corps." [February/March 1915]. Very large scale (5 inches=100 metres, or 1:800) sketch map showing Fauquissart - Aubers Road, distillery buildings and works, with sections A and E, and other parts lettered for reference (no key). The distillery was considered to be a potential obstacle to an advance in this sector. North direction shown at angle of about 45° to sheet edges. Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC17; envelope_number: 485.
Skeleton Map of 4th Army Front [the Somme 62c]
Skeleton Map of 4th Army Front [the Somme 62c]
Location: Research Collections, Fonds: WWI Trench Maps France, Box 2, Envelope 66.
Third Army Weekly Trench Map (Sunday): Cherisy Parts of 51b.SW.2 and 4
Third Army Weekly Trench Map (Sunday): Cherisy Parts of 51b.SW.2 and 4
Location: Research Collections, Fonds: WWI Trench Maps France, Box 3, Envelope 81.
Third Army Weekly Trench Map (Sunday): Cherisy Parts of 51b.SW.2 and 4
Third Army Weekly Trench Map (Sunday): Cherisy Parts of 51b.SW.2 and 4
Location: Research Collections, Fonds: WWI Trench Maps France, Box 2, Envelope 50.
Western Front [March 20, 1918]
Western Front [March 20, 1918]
Location: Research Collections, Fonds: WWI Trench Maps France, Box 1, Envelope 29.
[Neuve Chapelle, Loos Region : final advance 1918]
[Neuve Chapelle, Loos Region : final advance 1918]
Series Number Id: GSGS 2742; Sheet number: 36 SW + 36c (44a) NW; Edition number: 11, Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC26; envelope_number: 767, Manuscript on face; artillery markings in blue, red, green & yellow crayon, for final advance, showing areas of responsibility; Manuscript on reverse: 22-9-18; from collection of Major J.C. Thomson MC (20th Siege Battery).
[Second Army area : Ypres, Lille Region, 1915]
[Second Army area : Ypres, Lille Region, 1915]
Series Number Id: UNKNOWN. Sheet number: 20, 28, 36. Second Army area air reconnaissance (?) map, 1915. [Second Army area and part of First]. Grey and blue Ordnance Survey or War Office administrative base map, with railways in black, covering front area from north of Clerken (north of Houthulst Forest) to Givenchy, Cuinchy and La Bassée, and as far east as Roulers, Menin, Tourcoing, Roubaix, and Lille. Red overprint with British 1:40,000 sheetlines and lettered and numbered squaring system (revised system of squaring, introduced December 1914). Possibly produced for air reconnaissance purposes. The first such grey and blue base map was apparently produced about mid-1915. Stone/plate for red overprint registered with needles., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC19; envelope_number: 589.
[Second] Army area map, no. 7 : index to panoramas
[Second] Army area map, no. 7 : index to panoramas
Series Number Id: UNKNOWN. Sheet number: part of sheet 28. Second Army panoramas index map, December 1917 - July 1918. "[4th] Field Survey Coy. R.E. 8649 12-4-18 [numbers stroked out with blue overprint and followed with] (9445) 31-7-18." Grey squared base map (reduced from 1:40,000 sheets) with sheet numbers and square reference letters and numbers in green. "Panoramas taken from 5-12-17 to 12-4-18" in red; "panoramas taken from 23-5-18 to 31-7-18 in blue. The arc covered by each panorama photo, the point from which it was taken and its reference number is given. The Front Line on 31-7-18 is shown in blue (west of Merville). Covers front from north of Ypres Salient to south of La Bassée Canal, including Passchendaele Ridge and Flanders Hills (including Cassel) to west of Ypres. Some 75 panorama photos are indicated., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC20; envelope_number: 631.
[Second] Army area map, no. 7 : index to panoramas
[Second] Army area map, no. 7 : index to panoramas
Series Number Id: UNKNOWN. Sheet number: part of sheet 28. Second Army panoramas index map, December 1917 - August 1918. "[4th] Field Survey Coy. R.E. 8649 12-4-18 [followed with blue overprint] 31-8-18". Grey squared base map (reduced from 1:40,000 sheets) with sheet numbers and square reference letters and numbers in green. "Panoramas taken from 5-12-17 to 12-4-18" in red; "panoramas taken from 23-5-18 to 31-8-18" in blue. The arc covered by each panorama photo, the point from which it was taken and its reference number is given. The Front Line on 31-8-18 is shown in blue (east of Merville). Covers front from north of Ypres Salient to south of La Bassée Canal, including Passchendaele Ridge and Flanders Hills (including Cassel) to west of Ypres. Some 75 panorama photos are indicated., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC20; envelope_number: 632.