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nemesis-4u

Hi There,

 

Would like to hear from all you out there who have purchased or know of the best trench map reference CD/Book etc.

 

Would like to view/study a comprehensive collection of trench maps at my leisure during this time.

 

Where or from whom can I buy such a resource?

 

Keep well, be safe.

Chris.

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WhiteStarLine

Hi Chris,

 

Both the Western Front Association and the commercial product Linesman have extensive collections of scanned trench maps for sale.  They are well regarded in the community.

 

First, have you checked the collections available free of charge to browse at National Library of Scotland and McMaster University?  The latter will let you download them free of charge, then you convert the JP2 to a JPEG (also free).  The National Library of Scotland have under 300 which can be overlaid on a modern map and browsed free of charge.  You can also purchase them for electronic download.

 

There are smaller collections available at some other sites, such as:

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Hi Chris

 

A few years ago one of our Forum members Croonaert  produced a CD with maps on for a modest fee. I don’t know if he still does and I haven’t seen him on here for a while, as he was becoming very busy with research projects.

It might be worth pinging him a private message, or you could perhaps contact him via his research website @ https://some-disputed-barricade.weebly.com . I am pretty sure he has some downloadable mapping on there anyway.
 

John

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Peter Chasseaud's book "Rats Ally.  Trench Names of the Western Front, 1914-1918" must be the definitive work on the subject and a must.

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Could call robertb, as to is a copy of John Reed’s book a “Gazetteer to Place names on the Western Front”, both very useful tomes to have with a map in front of you.

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nemesis-4u

Hey Guys,

 

Thank you so much for the help, links and advice, I will follow up on what you have kindly added.

Many thanks. :D

 

Keep well.

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On 10/05/2020 at 09:18, WhiteStarLine said:

Hi Chris,

 

Both the Western Front Association and the commercial product Linesman have extensive collections of scanned trench maps for sale.  They are well regarded in the community.

 

First, have you checked the collections available free of charge to browse at National Library of Scotland and McMaster University?  The latter will let you download them free of charge, then you convert the JP2 to a JPEG (also free).  The National Library of Scotland have under 300 which can be overlaid on a modern map and browsed free of charge.  You can also purchase them for electronic download.

 

There are smaller collections available at some other sites, such as:

Recently the McMaster search function has been playing up a bit and not connecting to the search database for me.

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WhiteStarLine
35 minutes ago, jonbem said:

Recently the McMaster search function has been playing up a bit and not connecting to the search database for me.

Yes, I see what you mean:

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