On the Haig's Artillery Mapping the Front disc are 11 huge maps supplied as 140 separate images.

Except for H27, there is a Key Map on each disc to show how the separate tiles are named and a reduced resolution version of the whole map. All the maps are scale 1:20,000 unless stated.


Map H12
June 1916

The map shows the front for the 1916 Battle of the Somme and extends from the River Somme and Northwards past Gommecourt to Monchy-au-Bois.

The whole map is approximately 48" x 59" (122 x 150cm) in 18 panes plus an extension to the East of 6 panes. The map is presented here in 4 scans showing several panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together. There is also a full resolution version of the whole map, but this may be too large for some software to open.


Map H27
3rd Army Heavy Artillery Positions and Arcs, June 26th 1916. Scale 1:40,000

The map is dominated by Arras but shows as far North as Givenchy and South to Hébuterne and Puisieux-au-Mont.

There is a reduced resolution scan of the whole map on the disc and a full resolution version of the whole map, but this may be too large for some software to open.


Map H21
Situation as reported to GHQ, 10:15am, 2nd July 1916

This shows the Battle of the Somme as reported to GHQ on the second day of the battle.

Unlike most other maps on this disc, H21 was made from paper maps pasted together. The tiled sections of the map concentrate on the centre section, this contains almost all the important detail on the map.

The whole map is approximately 77" x 66" (178 x 168cm) in one piece. There are 7 scans on this disc and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting 3 scanned strips together. They do not all join exactly and are shown in the reduced resolution version with a fine blue line at what should be the join. The map is now quite delicate and very thin so it was not possible to scan separate sections with sufficient accuracy to join them together invisibly. The 3 centre tiles have an overlap and will join exactly if required.


Map H4.
1st, 3rd and 5th Armies, 6th April 1917.

This map is dominated by Arras but extends to Béthune in the North to Bapaume in the South. It shows the dispositions of artillery from 13 pounder batteries up to 15" howitzers in 8 categories.

The whole map is approximately 66" x 102" (168 x 259cm) in 20 panes. There are 10 scans on this disc showing 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.


Map H5
June 7th 1917

This map shows Ypres and Armentiéres but extends to Staden and Loo in the North and Lille, Haubourdin and Seclin in the South.
It shows VIII, X, IX, XI and II ANZAC Corps artillery dispositions from 18 pounder to 12" together with the number and nature of guns.

The whole map is approximately 66" x 102" (168 x 259cm) in 20 panes. There are 10 scans on this disc showing 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.


Map H6
31st July 1917

This map shows Nieuport, Dixmude, Ypres and Armentiéres and shows artillery dispositions for the Belgian, French 1st Army and British 2nd and 5th Armies.
The whole map is approximately 90" x 140" (228 x 356cm) in 33 panes. There are 20 scans on this disc showing either 1 or 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.


Map H7
15th August 1917

This map shows La Bassée, Lens and Arras and shows 1st Army artillery dispositions including XI, I, Canadian and XIII Corps.
The whole map is approximately 51" x 60" (130 x 152cm) in 9 panes. There are 6 scans on this disc showing either 1 or 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.


Map H8
20th September 1917

This map shows Dixmude, Ypres and extends past Warneton in the South.
It shows artillery dispositions of the 1st French Army (batteries from 75mm to 32cm) and the British 2nd Army (XIV, XVIII and V Corps) and 5th Army (I ANZAC, X and IX Corps) with 18 pounder to 15" guns.
The whole map is approximately 66" x 80" (168 x 203cm) in 16 panes. There are 8 scans on this disc showing 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.


Map H9
26th October 1917

This map shows the southern parts of Nieuport, Dixmude, Ypres and extends past Messines in the South and shows artillery dispositions for the Belgian, French 1st Army and British 2nd and 5th Armies.

The whole map is approximately 66" x 120" (168 x 305cm) in 24 panes. There are 12 scans on this disc showing 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.


Map H10
8th August 1918

The map shows from about 5 miles North of Albert to a few miles South of Montdidier. It shows artillery dispositions of British 3rd and 4th Armies (Close Defence Guns, 13 pounders up to 15" guns) and 1st French Army (batteries from 75mm to 32cm) and the line after the attack of 8th August 1918.

The whole map is approximately 66" x 140" (168 x 356cm) in 28 panes. There are 14 scans on this disc showing 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.


Map H11
27th-29th September 1918

The map shows Arras, Cambrai and St Quentin. It shows artillery dispositions of British 1st, 3rd and 4th Armies including Close Defence Guns and 13 pounders up to 15" guns.

The whole map is approximately 108" x 140" (274 x 356cm) in 36 panes. There are 18 scans on this disc showing 2 panes each and a reduced resolution version of the whole map created by pasting each of the scans together.

 

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