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Aisne- Chemin des Dames Battle May- June 1918


David_Blanchard

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On 29/11/2020 at 20:59, David_Blanchard said:

This is a trench map included in the 150th Brigade War Diary. It is worth downloading the diary from the National Archives.

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That map is great! Ive now found out exactly where the various companies were. I'm intrigued by that front line trench though - it looks to be incomplete with a black line rather than the red trench mapping. Why would that be? Was the front line trench incomplete? From what I understand, the black lines are often designated 'piste' on French maps, which means track, or path. Was some of the front line literally a shallow trackway with no real protection, or is piste another word for a particular type of trench? And where would I find the information about exactly which company he would have been in? 

Thanks

 

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