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My latest WW1 map

Article about: Here's the latest edition to my map collection. This one is a first edition (1915) sheet 57D which covers the Somme battlefields at a scale of 1:40,000. Although not a trench-map (they are a

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    Here's the latest edition to my map collection. This one is a first edition (1915) sheet 57D which covers the Somme battlefields at a scale of 1:40,000. Although not a trench-map (they are at a scale of 1:20,000 or less), it is still a valuable tool when researching specific events, and it has come in particularly handy while I have been working on my new book about Pte Smallshaw of the Accrington Pals and events which took place in squares 23, 29, 30, 35 and 36. This map is about as close to 'mint' condition as you are likely to get. It fits in well with my collection of other map-reading material from the Great War too!

    I was astonished to see on eBay the other day - a trench map (sheet 28 NW) of the Ypres area fetch 260. I have that one in all different available scales of 1:100,000, 1:40,000 and the copy with all trenches marked at 1:20,000.


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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    very nice map and set steve timewarp condition and glad to hear the map is usefull for pte smallshaws book

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    Quote by James C View Post
    very nice map and set steve timewarp condition and glad to hear the map is usefull for pte smallshaws book
    Hi James, the condition of the map is so good that my initial thoughts - when taking out of the envelope, was that it was a modern copy. But the modern copies don't have the cloth backing!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Here's a page out of 94th Brigade war diary, covering the casualties sustained on the 1st July 1916 in squares K23, 29, 35 and 30 on the map in my first posting. Most were killed (of the 11th East Lancashire's) in the first 20 minutes. many didn't even get out of the reserve lines alive. A very sobering thought...

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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Nice map, very desirable, i especially like the map cases and compasses picture.

    Cheers
    Harry

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