PICTORIAL MAP Somme Ancre BATTLEFIELDS France
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
The Scene of The Great Anglo French Offensive: a Pictorial Map of The Somme and Ancre Battlefields
A wonderful double page pictorial map giving a general idea of the large tract of country over which The Somme and Ancre Battles took place and whose names have become historic. Showing villages, woods (bois), farms, redoubts, canals, railway lines etc. Places shown include: Gommecourt - Ablainzevelle - Gomecourt - Vaulx - Anneux - Flesquieres - Villers - Bois de Gouzeaucourt - Bertincourt - Fremicourt - Bapaume - Favreuil - Pys - Beaucourt sur Ancre - Beaumont Hamel - Schwaben Redoubt - Leipzig Redoubt - Thiepval -Flers - Les Boeufs - Bus - Barastre - Bois Dessart - Connelieu - Sorel le Grand - Bois au Dessus - Combles - Albert - Ovillers La Boisselle - Contalmaison Villa - Martinpuich - Bois de Bernafay6 - Guillemont - Falfemont Farm - Bois St Pierre Vaast - Ois Vaux - Manancourt Mill - Ste Emilie - Reive - Saulcourt - Roisel - Templeux le Guerard - Bois de Garui - Bouchavesnes - Hopital Farm - Le Forest - Bois St Pierre Vaast - Mametz - Becordel - Bronfuy Farm - Bois Malard - Bray sur Somme - La Neuville le Bray - Canal - Cappy - River Somme - Feuilleres - Ommiecourt - Sormont - Bos de Chapitre - Halle - Miel - Bezincourt Farm - Dompierre - Bezincourt Farm - Peronne - Mt St Quentin - Haut Allaines - Bussu - Doingt - Flamicourt - Buire - Tincourt - Boucly - Hamel - Brusle - Hamelet - Catelet - Becquincourt - Vendelles - Bernes - Jeancourt - Hesbecourt - Roisel - etc. There is an inset map at the side giving an idea of the extent of the whole of the British front etc.
On the reverse are photographs of shells bursting on a first line trench on the British Front in France; and a big shell explosion which left a large crater; Two men can be seen climbing out of the icy crater. On the opposite side is an incomplete picture of the Yser. There is a caption explaining the map.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News, a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.
Suitable for framing. The full page measures overall 400 x 570mm (15.75 x 22.25 ") approx. It is printed on both sides and has an as published fold to the centre. There is a little age yellowing with some handling marks to the edges. There are two tine tears at the bottom border not affecting the map or print; There are rust staple marks to centre fold - please check the picture(s) for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube. Sent RM Small Parcels.
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