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Hello,

for a book-project I'm in search of two trench maps. What to be shown:

 

Montmédy: The Germans bulit a temporarelly railway straight through the village. In the south were huge installations of a narrow-gauge railway. That should be shown.

Somme-Py: A trench map close to 25th August 1918, before the front moves west. Showing the tunnel and the area around.

 

Anyone a Idea where to get thins? (Scans would do)

Thanks. Gabriel

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jonbem

Hi

have you looked on McMaster?

regards

Jon

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WhiteStarLine

Not sure if McMaster would help on this occasion.  Somme-Py (now Sommepy-Tahure) is east of Reims and well outside McMaster's coverage.  Montmedy is east of Rethel and well out of their coverage.  Hope to be wrong ...

 

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eisenbahn.tv

No. This is outside McMaster's area. Never the less: Thanks for the tip.

 

Somepy

 

Montmédy

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Sly

Halo,

 

If it can help, here is a map of the sector held by the 42nd U.S in 1918, unfortunately Sommepy is just out of the map on the top...

What is the tunnel you are looking for ?

 

https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ww1/txu-pclmaps-oclc-6205448-42d-division-esperance-squain-champagne-marne-jul-5-14-15-18.jpg

 

I'm still looking for other maps in the French archives. 

 

Regards,

Sly

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healdav

These maps are very useful. However, I can't print them other than one page size, and they are virtually illegible even with a magnifying glass.

I've tried printing direct from the on-screen picture, from Word, Paint, Paint 3D, and all I get is a one page A4 format. I want them at least twice the size.

Any ideas?

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jonbem
46 minutes ago, healdav said:

These maps are very useful. However, I can't print them other than one page size, and they are virtually illegible even with a magnifying glass.

I've tried printing direct from the on-screen picture, from Word, Paint, Paint 3D, and all I get is a one page A4 format. I want them at least twice the size.

Any ideas?

Perhaps in your printer settings it has an option for "poster"? Some have and it gives you the option to spread an image over several A4 sheets, with edge marks to allow overlapping line up.

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healdav
18 hours ago, jonbem said:

Perhaps in your printer settings it has an option for "poster"? Some have and it gives you the option to spread an image over several A4 sheets, with edge marks to allow overlapping line up.

Brilliant. Thank you.

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