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Does anyone know where I can get hold of a single decent map which just shows all the frontlines during 1917-1918.

 

My aim is to overlay a single map over Google Earth (with the appropriate frontline shown [all others edited out]) and then plot where No 35 Squadron was based in relation to the frontline at that time.

 

I recognise that there are 1000's of maps, but I don't seem to be able to find a decent map which provides the complete line, thereby enabling me to produce a series of maps all with the same look and feel.

 

I am sure there must be something out there to save me starting from scratch but at the moment I am struggling to find it (other than a BBC animation) 

 

Any thoughts

 

Regards

 

Pete

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Jon

 

Thanks for the response.

 

I looked through but couldn't find a single map with all the frontlines on.

 

All the maps appear to be trench maps at certain dates and therefore are at too low a level for my needs. 

 

I need a single map of France / Belgium, with a dotted line showing the front line (with a date), then a dashed line showing the next front line (with a date), then a dot-dash line showing the next front line (with a date) etc etc . The dates could be the start or the finish of a particular battle but the map can't focus on a particular battle area as the squadrons moved to new locations during each battle and these places are normally off the close up maps (hence the need for a map that shows the complete line).

 

I hope I am making sense ..... 

 

Regards

 

Pete

 

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Hi Pete

 

This may not be the solution to your request, but just in case you aren't aware of them, Great War Digital produce Linesman in various forms - these are comprehensive maps of the Western Front. You might find something here which will help/interest you.

 

William

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May be worth a look on the Pinterest website, but it may take some searching to find exactly what you require, there are hundreds on there.

 

 

https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=western front line map&rs=typed&term_meta[]=western|typed&term_meta[]=front|typed&term_meta[]=line|typed&term_meta[]=map|typed

 

Western Front.JPG

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Is it something along the lines of these that you are looking for? These are Western front overview maps (various dates) from the German, Austro-Hungarian, French and British Official Histories (Images heavily scaled down and reduced to get them on this forum!) ...

 

Dave

(8) March 19 1917.jpg

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(9)  July-Nov 1918 (A-H History).jpg

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30 June 1916.jpg

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French Nov 1 1917.jpg

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Nothing like the quality of Dave's, as this example was photographed at the National; Archives at Kew (not an easy task). It was tucked away in amongst a load of other situation maps probably in WO 153. Unfortunately, I didn't reference it at the time - a lesson I learnt the hard way.

 

Phil

Disposition Map 15 Aug 1917.jpg

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Thanks to all for your time and effort on this; it is very much appreciated.

 

Lots of potential options, but the second map in Post 7 appears to be closest to my needs at the moment; Are there identical maps to cover the movements in the line during 1917 - 1918?

 

Regards

 

Pete

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