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Gazatteer of "British" names for trenches and positions?

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rolt968

Has anyone ever compiled a gazetteer or glossary of "British" (or "Canadian" or "Australian") trench and position names as used in war diaries and similar documents? (Things like "Stirling Castle" and "Scotland Road". Just examples: I know there was a "Stirling Castle" but don't know about a "Scotland Road".)

 

 RM

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Terry_Reeves
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Rats Alley by Peter Chasseaud is the book you need.

 

TR

 

 

 

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jonbem

There is a book I believe

 "Rat's Alley: Trench Names of the Western Front 1914-1918,"  the author, Dr. Peter Chasseaud.

 

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Jon

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EDWARD1

The National Archives British Trench Map Atlas DVD has an index of over 20,000 trench and topographical names and 700+ trench maps.

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HarryBrook

Also may be useful - "Gazetteer of the Western Front - Farms, Hamlets, Villages, Towns & Cities, and Prominent Features 1914-18" compiled by John Reed, and published by Naval and Military Press.   

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Keith Brannen

Online, the McMaster University Trench Map Library has a search function for trench names, which is derived from Dr. Peter Chasseaud's book (courtesy of the author).

 

https://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/wwi-15000-140000-index

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rolt968
On ‎20‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 14:23, HarryBrook said:

Also may be useful - "Gazetteer of the Western Front - Farms, Hamlets, Villages, Towns & Cities, and Prominent Features 1914-18" compiled by John Reed, and published by Naval and Military Press.   

Thank you for pointing this out. My copy arrived this morning. Apart from its value as a reference book, it looks like fascinating reading.

RM

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