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1915 Map for Wytschaete (Petit Bois) through Messines to Warneton


Simon Birch
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Morning,

Does anyone have access to the above, on one sheet..? Am looking for a map that covers the French and British attacks of 14th Dec. 1914: from the Petit Bois wood to the west side of Wytschaete the British plan called for an advance to Warneton. This turned out to be optimistic to say the least. I can get copies of Wytschaete to Warneton but they are on separate maps but I need them on one ideally. Could be 1/20,000 or 1/40,000.

Any pointers or help would be gratefully received..!

Simon

 

 

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23 hours ago, Simon Birch said:

Any pointers or help would be gratefully received..!

National Library of Scotland has a few later maps.  This one from Dec 1916 has both places on:

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=14.0&lat=50.76773&lon=2.88957&layers=101464936&b=1

You could also try Mc Master University maps:

http://lt1.mcmaster.ca/ww1/wrz4mp.php?grid=28

http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islandora/object/macrepo%3A70114/-/collection

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Sir,

You are a gentleman. The 1914 one is exactly what I was after - so many thanks indeed,

 

Simon

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On 27/09/2022 at 11:03, Simon Birch said:

Morning,

Does anyone have access to the above, on one sheet..? Am looking for a map that covers the French and British attacks of 14th Dec. 1914: from the Petit Bois wood to the west side of Wytschaete the British plan called for an advance to Warneton. This turned out to be optimistic to say the least. I can get copies of Wytschaete to Warneton but they are on separate maps but I need them on one ideally. Could be 1/20,000 or 1/40,000.

Any pointers or help would be gratefully received..!

Simon

 

 

Simon

The March 1915 WD of 4 Div HQ General Staff WO 95/1441 has a 1:20 000 map, which looks like it dates to 1914, 28 SW. It is one map but on two pages on Ancestry (Piece 1440 p 267 & 268). Page 268 shows Petit Bois and Warneton. Not a very good map though.

Brian

1441.jpg

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Brian,

Many thanks for this; the early maps are never of the better variety - so I will take what I (and kind others here) can find. 

Thanks Again,

Simon

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