First World War trench maps at the Bodleian Library

To mark the 95th Armistice Day we put on display a map from the Bodleian’s Trench Map collection of maps from the First World War. Within this collection, one of the most important in the map holdings for the library, there are a large number of detailed trench maps as well as more functional and administrative mapping used to plot, fight and plan hostilities during the war. All the maps are catalogued on SOLO. This map, ‘Second Army Area (East)…’ is less detailed then most of our trench maps but is one of the few in the collection with manuscript additions.

Trench map

Second Army Area (East): Sketch map showing supposed location of enemy forces 31st May1917’. C1 (3) [2551a]

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