NOTICE TO BATTLEFIELD VISITORS

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Wartime relics, such as shells, grenades etc. are usually in a highly dangerous condition and still cause death and injury. Any such object found on visits to the battlefields should be left strictly alone. Also, much of the land is private property, and must be respected as such. Strict laws (which are being enforced) apply in respect of the collection and export of battlefield detritus.

The WFA Trench Map Service

An exclusive service to WFA members is access to the Association’s archive of trench maps covering the British sectors of the Western Front.

The Great War Map Room

Please be aware that some images are quite large and may take quite a time to download.
Scene of the Chief Operations near Mons and Charleroi – August 1914
1st Phase of Retreat from Mons, British Positions 23rd – 28th August 1914
2nd Phase of Retreat from Mons, British Positions 28th Aug. – 6th Sept. 1914
The Battle of Tannenberg – Situation 27th August 1914.
The British Positions before Ypres, October 29th, 30th and 31st 1914
Lines of the Allied Armies in Northern France at the end of Oct. and beginning Nov. 1914.
British and French positions before Bethune at the time of the German attacks on Givenchy and Cuinchy, January 25, 1915.
German line facing the French and Belgians between the coast and Dixmude, February 1915.
From the Argonne Forest to the Frontier of Lorraine : the German Line round Verdun and the St. Mihiel Salient, February, 1915.
Battleground of Neuve Chapelle, showing British positions March 10 – 14, 1915.
The Ypres Salient before and after the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22 – May 13, 1915.
Operations of the 1st British Army, under Sir Douglas Haig, during May and June, 1915.
Battle of Loos, the battle lines of the 1st British Army at daybreak and at nightfall on September 25, 1915.
The French Advance in Champagne : the old and new lines at the end of September 1915.
Allied line round Loos and Hulluch after the German counter-attack of October 8, 1915.
French Line from Champagne to St. Mihiel before the German Assault on Verdun, February 1916.
Various stages in the First Phase of the Attack on Verdun, February 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th 1916.
French positions at Verdun – February 1916 to end of April 1916.
The German attack on the French Positions west of the Meuse – March to April 1916.
Scene of the fighting at St. Eloi and the British Salient round Ypres in the spring of 1916.

British line in Artois in the spring of 1916 after the relief of the French army south of Loos.
The Allied Line from the Sea to Rheims, in June 1916.
Map of the Somme from Philip Gibbs “The Battles of the Somme” published 1917.
Allied Battlefield on the Somme : showing gains from July 1st to September 18th 1916.
The join of the British and French lines on the Somme at the end of July 1916
The Battle of the Somme : position of the British line at the end of July,1916.
The Battle of the Somme : positions on Thiepval Ridge, September 14 – October 31, 1916.
The Battle of the Somme: Allied lines before September 15 and the beginning of October 1916.
Verdun: Mort Homme area and the defences on the East side of the Meuse, 1916.
Verdun :Defences West side of the Meuse, 1916.
The Battles of the Ancre : British advances from October, 1916 to February 28, 1917.
Butte de Warlencourt : position of British line at the end of November 1916.
German retirement to the Hindenburg Line March 1917.
The Battle of Arras: lines from April 9th to May 17th, 1917.
French attack on the Chemin-des-Dames Ridge, April 15 – May 5. 1917.
The Battle of Messines : lines before and after the battle, June1917.
The Northern Flank of the Allied Line, July 1917.
Ypres Salient before the Battle of July 31, 1917.
Battle area East of Ypres, showing line before attack on August 16, 1917.
Operations at Verdun, August – November, 1917.
The French attack on the Western Spurs of the Chemin-des-Dames, October, 1917.
The Battle of Ypres, successive stages of Allied advance, July 30 – November 26 1917.
The Battle of Cambrai, November – December, 1917.
The German advance & British retreat, March 21st – April 5th 1918.
Allied Lines in Flanders before and after the German Offensive in Flanders, April, 1918.
Allied lines in Flanders – during the German offensives April 9th – April 30th, 1918.
British Second Army front south-east of Ypres in Mid-June 1918.
Line of British Fourth Army before Amiens on July 4th 1918.
Allied line north-west of Rheims May 27th 1918, and position west of Rheims June 6th, 1918.
Limit of German gains in the Montdidier – Noyon sector during June, 1918.

Limit of the German advances on Paris, July 1918.
The French attack on the Marne Salient , July 18 – August 2nd 1918.
Positions of the British and French Armies, August 1918.
The Battle of Amiens, August 8th 1918.
The Battles of Amiens, Bapaume, and the Scarpe : Allied line between August 8 and September 8, 1918.
Positions of the British and French Armies in Mid-September 1918.
St. Mihiel Salient : Allied line before and after Franco-American attack, September, 1918.
British Attack on the Hindenburg Line between Cambrai and St. Quentin, September, 1918.
The Belgian Coast, 1918 :Allied Line between September 28 to October 25, 1918.
The British Line east of Lens and Armentieres, October 3, 1918.
The Allied Line on October 18, 1918.
French and American Line during the last fortnight of October, 1918.
Allied line on August 8, 1918 and on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.
The Theatre of War on the Western Front : Showing the main battle lines September 1914 to November 1918