Mapping the First World War: The Great War through maps 1914-1918
The Great War was fought on many fronts, with single battles often fought across tens of miles and large troop numbers moving across huge distances. Maps give a greater overview and detail of the situation as it happened on the ground.
Over 100 maps of various types are featured:
- Small scale maps showing country boundaries and occupied territories.
- Large-scale maps covering the key battles and offensives on all fronts of the war.
- Trench maps showing detailed positions of the frontline.
- Maps from newspapers, battle planning and propaganda.
Maps clearly show the position of the allied and central powers including:
- The Battle of Ypres
- The Somme
- The Battle of Lodz
- The Battle of Verdun
- The Arab revolt; Lawrence and operations against Hejaz Railway
- British and Indian advance up Tigris
- The Battles of Coronel and Falklands
Along with the maps, key historical events are described giving a plotted history of the war from an expert British historian.
Hard cover, maps, photographs, 304 pages.