Category Archives: Mapping

Navigating the Western Front Today British Library Trench Maps in Google Earth

27 June 2016 By Hack-Wheeze Colonel. It’s almost time to plan your attack on the Western Front. Your trip will take you through pleasant places that sell strangely interesting drinks and cakes.  If you want to experience the sound of a Whizz-bang in … Continue reading

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VIMY RIDGE MAP

Modern Map of Vimy Ridge Attack info for you CLICK IMAGE BELOW Map pops up to large size WW1 Version April 24 1917 See the Vimy Battle Field on Google Earth (zip file) GENERAL HAIG’S MAP

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The 2nd Battle of Ypres Remembered

The 2nd Battle of Ypres started 100 years ago on 22 April 1915. The purpose of this post is to give you a sense of the battle from material sourced on the Web plus unique maps created to show you … Continue reading

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Where is THERE? Remembering The 1st Canadian Division at Neuve Chapelle 10 – 13 March 1915

Records of battles are easy to find. Where they occurred are often recorded in media of the day and that can be a daunting problem if you want to walk the ground. However, when the battle fades into memory the … Continue reading

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Artillery Positions at Ypres 4 PM 22 April 1915

The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Ypres is fast approaching. So we decided to see if we could peer into the past and generate some map references that you could visit. The aim is ease of access and … Continue reading

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Major Cyril Burton North, A Canadian Engineer at Ypres

A lady wrote in about her WW1 Royal Engineer Major father who commanded the 1st Canadian Tunneling Company near Ypres Belgium from 29 May 1916 to 18 Sep 1917 Cyril Burton North was a Canadian mining engineer from Nova Scotia who enlisted … Continue reading

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