Battlefield Maps - Introduction
No history of the First World War is complete - and often hardly comprehensible - without the benefit of battlefield maps.
The Great War was fought on so many fronts, with single battles often fought across tens of miles, that most text-based summaries (even with the aid of audio and video) prove insufficient without recourse to summary maps.
This section of the website reproduces large-scale maps covering the key battles and offensives on all fronts of the war from 1914-18.
Each map was originally produced by the Department of Art and Military Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy - i.e. West Point - in 1950. This collection was published as A Short Military History of World War I - Atlas and edited by T. Dodson Stamps and Vincent J. Esposito.
The sidebar to the right lists each map category available within the section.
|Map Name||Description||Standard||Large||Very Large|
|Guide to Map Symbols||Explanation of symbols used|
Click here to view a collection of maps produced within various publications while the war was still underway.
The German word "U-Boat" was derived from "Unterseeboot" (undersea boat).
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