The National Archives
British Trench Map Atlas

The Western Front 1914-18
1:10,000 regular series with an index of over 20,000 trench and topographical names and a commentary for each map

Screenshots of the DVD-ROM in action

These screenshots will help you get an understanding for the functionality and ease of use of the DVD-ROM.

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The welcome page of the DVD showing the available options and pages available.
A view of the "understanding a trench map" page along with the other information pages available
   
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The getting started screen for the maps showing the 3 main search methods for finding your maps.
The index map overlay screen popped up showing the various options for front lines, towns and special maps.
   
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A close up view of the index map showing front lines, the belgium border and a highlighted map sector.
A search for a trench on the maps and the results returned. In this case we searched for "Bond Street"
   
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A search for all maps containing Ypres in the database including one "special" map highlighted on the index.
A complete trench map for the Ypres area launched in the map viewer. One of the 700+ maps contained on the disc.
   
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A fairly close-up view of the town of Albert showing a river and small lakes nearby.
An area of the map that contains the famous Hill 60 area.
   
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Map showing the whole area of the town of Arras.
This is the Vimy Ridge area and you can clearly see the many craters marked on the map in red.
   
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The Zonnebeke map which covers Passchendaele showing
the edition number at the top.
A close-up view of Passchendaele clearly showing the
trenches marked in blue.
   
British Trench Maps
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