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St Julien trench map +/- 25/4/15


mortimer
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The nearest I can do is 21/7/1915. From the NA DVD from N and M Press.

Roger

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Unless you find sketch maps in war diaries or regimental histories, I think you're going to be hard-pressed to find a trench map for there on that date. The one posted by Roger is just about the earliest official British trenchmap for that area but, obviously, shows the lines in a totally different location to where they were on 25th April 1915. Earlier trenchmaps were produced by the French Army, but these pre-date the 2nd Battle of Ypres and only show the German trenches beyond the Strombeek and Langemark with no French trenches depicted... and certainly nothing around St.Julien. I don't know of any updates to these maps printed during the battle, but there are probably hand-annotated examples still in existance. I'm unsure of any German printed trench map for around that date, but I've never seen one.

Good luck! :ph34r:

Dave

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O.H. map extract showing lines and unit locations on 25th April 1915 which may help a little...

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Hi

As Dave says, your best bet is a Regimental history. The 50th Division was involved in the action of 25th/26th April when the Germans made 2 attacks. The only published history with a reasonably detailed account of the fight for Boetleer was the 8th Durhams. The map is too large to post on the Forum, so if you PM me your email address I'll scan and send it

Regards

Martin

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