Maps

Within this section are maps relating to the operational and administrative conduct during World War One.

“All together, Britain printed 34 million war maps, France over 30 million, and Germany a staggering 775 million (including the Eastern Front).”

Peter Chasseaud, ‘British, French and German Mapping and Survey on the Western Front in the First World War’, in Peter Doyle and Matthew R. Bennett (eds.), Fields of Battle: Terrain in Military History, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, p. 171.

WWI trench maps remain one of the most visually recognisable artefacts of the Great War. They were critical to the planning and conduct of military campaigns, to logistics and infrastructure, and to moving troops in and out of conflict zones. They are also extremely important tools for military historians and battlefield archaeologists to understand both the topography of the terrain and plot the movement of troops in attack and defence. If one cannot understand the landscape, one cannot understand the battle.

The maps below are a portion of the Army History Unit’s collection of trench maps of the Western Front. Not all sections of the front line are represented as they focus on battlefields where the Australian Imperial Force fought. A very small number of the maps are German, but the vast majority are British maps in 1:100,000, 1:40,000, 1:20,000 and 1:10,000 scales. These maps have been made available to assist researchers and historians.

Index to using 1-10-000 Trench Maps

Method of Using Trench Map References

Belgium and part of France, Sheet 36, Edition 6 1-40,000 April 1917 (Fromelles & Armentieres).pdf
1917, 1:40,000. This map includes Armentieres, Haubourdin, Lille, Tourcoing, Quesnot, Nieppe, Erquinghem, Steenwerck, Fleurbaix, Laventie, Aubers, Neuve Chappelle, Fromelles and Seclin.

Belgium_&_France_sheet_36_NW_Edition_6_1915.pdf
1915, 1:20,000. This map includes Armentieres, Fleurbaix, Frelinghen, Houplines, Nouvel Houplines, Bois-Grenier, Erquinghem, Sailly sur la Lys, Steenwerck, and Nieppe.

Belgium_Hazebrouck_5a_1-100,000_Edition_2_1916.pdf 
1916, 1:100,000. This map includes St Omer, Aire, Cassel, Bergues, Steenvorde, Poperinghe, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Merville, St Venant, Bethune Lillers, la Bassée, Haubourdin, Fleurbaix, Fromelles, Bois-Grenier, Ploegsteert, Messines, Wystchaete, Zonnebeke, Armentieres, Langemarck, Poelcappelle and Ypres.

Belgium_Ploegsteert_28_SW_4_Edition_5_1-10,000_Corrected_18_7_17.pdf
1917, 1:10,000. This map includes Petit-Pont, Ploegsteert, Ploegsteert Wood, Haubourdin, Deûlémont, La Basse-Ville, Warneton, Messines, La Petite Douve Farm, St Yves, Mud Corner, Prowse Point, Mud Lane, Moated Farm, Donnington Hall and Dead Horse Corner.

Blatt_St_Omer_1918.pdf
1918, 1:50,000, German Map. This map includes St Omer, Aire, Hazebrouck, and Cassel.

France 1-20,000 Edition 6 corrected to 6-8-1916.pdf
1916, 1:20,000. This map includes Armentieres, Fleurbaix, Frelinghen, Houplines, Nouvel Houplines, Bois-Grenier, Erquinghem, Sailly sur la Lys, Steenwerck, and Nieppe.

France 62d 1st Edition 1-40,000_March_1918.pdf
1918, 1:40,000. This map includes the Somme River, Longueau, Villers Bretonneux, Cachy, Marcelcave, Bayonvillers, Hamel, Warfusée-Abancourt, Corbie, Vaire-sous-Corbie, Bouzencourt, Sailly-Laurette, Cérisy, Mericourt-sur-Somme, Morlancourt, Bray-sur-Somme, Méaulte, Fricourt, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Chipilly and Harbonnieres.

France 62d SE Edition 3b 1-20,000 corrected 7-7-18.pdf
1918, 1:20,000. This map includes the Somme River, Hamel, Notamel Wood, Vaire Wood, Hamel Wood, Accroche Wood, Warfusee-Abancourt, Marcelcave, Guillaucourt, Wiencourt ‘Equippée, Lamotte-en Santerre, Bayonvillers, Cerisy-Gailly, Chipilly, Mericourt-sur-Somme, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Proyart, Rainecourt, Herleville, Framerville, Vauvillers and Morcourt.

France 62d SE Edition 3c 1-20,000 corrected 7-7-18.pdf
1918, 1:20,000.  This map includes the Somme River, Hamel, Notamel Wood, Vaire Wood, Hamel Wood, Accroche Wood, Warfusee-Abancourt, Marcelcave, Guillaucourt, Wiencourt ‘Equippée, Lamotte-en Santerre, Bayonvillers, Cerisy-Gailly, Chipilly, Mericourt-sur-Somme, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Proyart, Rainecourt, Herleville, Framerville, Vauvillers and Morcourt.

France 62d SW Edition 3b 1-20,000 Corrected to 7-7-1918.pdf
1918, 1:20,000. This map includes the Somme River, Avre River, Aubigny, Etampes, Hamelet, Corbie, Villers Bretonneux, Fouilloy, Longueau, Amiens, Rivery, Cagny, Boves, Blangy-Tronville and Vecquemont.

France_62c_N.W_Edition_4B_scale_1-20000_06_03_1917_map.pdf
1918, 1:20,000.  This map includes the Somme River, Herbecourt, Hardecourt, Maurepas, Rancourt, Haut-Allianes, Mont St Quentin, and Peronne.

France_Amiens_17_edition02_01_10_1916_scale_1-1000000.pdf
1916, 1:100,000. This map includes the Somme River, Amiens, Poulainville, Bertangles, Allonville, Villers Bocage, Aubigny, Blangy-Tronville, Glisy, Villers Bretonneux, Hamel, Corbie, Bayonvillers, Bray-sur-Somme, Morlancourt, Maricourt, Peronne, Moreuil and Montdidier.

France_Amiens_17_edition02_1915_scale_1-1000000.pdf
1916, 1:100,000, hand annotations. This map includes the Somme River, Amiens, Poulainville, Bertangles, Allonville, Villers Bocage, Aubigny, Blangy-Tronville, Glisy, Villers Bretonneux, Hamel, Corbie, Bayonvillers, Bray-sur-Somme, Morlancourt, Maricourt, Peronne, Moreuil and Montdidier.

France_Aubers 9a France 1-10,000 corrected 27-7-17.pdf
1917, 1:10,000. This map includes Laventie, Wangerie, Croix-Barbee, Rouge Criox, Pont du Hem, la Flinque, Riez Bailleul, Aubers, le Petrie, Le Tilleloy, Le Trou, Picantin, Petillon, Piétre, Sugar Loaf, Wick Salient, and The Birdcage. This map features the defences at Fromelles.

France_Edition_03B_Sheet62d_S.E_07_07_1918_scale_1-20000.pdf
1918, 1:20,000. This map includes the Somme River, Hamel, Notamel Wood, Vaire Wood, Hamel Wood, Accroche Wood, Warfusee-Abancourt, Marcelcave, Guillaucourt, Wiencourt ‘Equippée, Lamotte-en Santerre, Bayonvillers, Cerisy-Gailly, Chipilly, Mericourt-sur-Somme, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Proyart, Rainecourt, Herleville, Framerville, Vauvillers and Morcourt.

France_Edition_03B_sheet62d_S.W_09_07_1918_scale_1-20000.pdf
1918, 1:20,000.  This map includes the Somme River, Avre River, Aubigny, Etampes, Hamelet, Corbie, Villers Bretonneux, Fouilloy, Longueau, Amiens, Rivery, Cagny, Boves, Blangy-Tronville and Vecquemont.

France_Edition_03C_Sheet62d_S.E_31_07_1918scale_1-20000.pdf
1918, 1:20,000. This map includes the Somme River, Hamel, Notamel Wood, Vaire Wood, Hamel Wood, Accroche Wood, Warfusee-Abancourt, Marcelcave, Guillaucourt, Wiencourt ‘Equippée, Lamotte-en Santerre, Bayonvillers, Cerisy-Gailly, Chipilly, Mericourt-sur-Somme, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Proyart, Rainecourt, Herleville, Framerville, Vauvillers and Morcourt

France_Edition_04_Sheet62c_N.W_06_03_1918.pdf
1918, 1:20,000. This map includes the Somme River, Clery-sur-Somme, Bouchavesnes, Haut-Allaines, Mont St Quentin, Peronne, Flamicourt, Herbécourt, Maricourt, Curlu and Sazanne.

France_Field_Artillery_Barrage_Map_07_07_1918.pdf
1918: 1:20,000, hand annotated. SECRET Copy Number 26. Map of the Field Artillery Barrage Plan for the attack on 8 August 1918, known as ‘The Battle of Amiens’ and the ‘Black Day of the German Army’.
This map includes the Somme River, Hamel, Notamel Wood, Vaire Wood, Hamel Wood, Accroche Wood, Warfusee-Abancourt, Marcelcave, Guillaucourt, Wiencourt ‘Equippée, Lamotte-en Santerre, Bayonvillers, Cerisy-Gailly, Chipilly, Mericourt-sur-Somme, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Proyart, Rainecourt, Herleville, Framerville, Vauvillers and Morcourt

France_Heavy_Artillery_Bombardment_map_05_08_18.pdf
1918: 1:20,000, hand annotated. SECRET Copy Number 276. Map of the Heavy Artillery Bombardment Plan for the attack on 8 August 1918, known as ‘The Battle of Amiens’ and the ‘Black Day of the German Army’.
This map includes the Somme River, Hamel, Notamel Wood, Vaire Wood, Hamel Wood, Accroche Wood, Warfusee-Abancourt, Marcelcave, Guillaucourt, Wiencourt ‘Equippée, Lamotte-en Santerre, Bayonvillers, Cerisy-Gailly, Chipilly, Mericourt-sur-Somme, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Proyart, Rainecourt, Herleville, Framerville, Vauvillers and Morcourt.

France_Lens11_Edition_2_scale_1-100000_1916_map.pdf
1916, 1:100,000. This map includes Albert, Pozieres, Thiepval, Contalmaison, Hénecourt, Varennes, Longueval, Flers, Guillemont, Combles, Ginchy, le Transloy, Bapaume, Warlencourt, Miraumont, Beaumont-Hamel, Hébuterne, Doullens, St Pol, Pernes, Bruay, Houdain, Lens, Carvin, Vimy, Vitry, Arras, Croisilles, Bullecourt, Noreuil, Lagnicourt and Vaulx.

France_Longueval_57c_S.W_3_Edition_2E_scale_1-10000_15_08_1916.pdf
1916, 1:10,000, hand annotated. This map includes Guillemont, Montauban, Bazentin-le-Grand, Bazentin-le-Petit, Longueval, Flers and Ginchy.

France_Longueval_57c_S.W_3_Edition_2F_scale_1-10000_15_08_1916_No4_5th_Aust_Div_School_map.pdf
1916, 1:10,000. This map includes Guillemont, Montauban, Bazentin-le-Grand, Bazentin-le-Petit, Longueval, Flers and Ginchy.

France_Marchelepot_Karte_der_2_Armee_Geheim_Scale_1-25000.pdf
Undated, 1:25,000, German Map.  This map includes Flaucourt, Eternigny, Barleux, Brie, Cizancourt, Marchélepot, Ablaincourt, Gommecourt, Berny-en-Santerre, Estrées, Villers-Carbonel, Belloy-en-Santerre and Assevillers.

France_Richebourg_36_SW_3_Edition_7C_Corrected_8_8_16.pdf
1916, 1:10,000. This map includes Richebourg, Festubert, Lorgies, Rue de Marais, le Transloy, Illies, Ligny le Petit, Trois Maisons, Beau Puits and Neuve Chapelle.

France_Rosieres_first_edition_1915_scale_1-40000.pdf
1915, 1:40,000, hand annotated. This map includes Barleux, Flaucourt, Dompierre, Foucaucourt, Estrees, Ablaincourt, Chaulnes, Harbonniéres, Bayonvillers, Marcelcave, Warfusee-Abancourt, Hamel, Cersiy, Chipilly, Proyart, Chuignolles, Chuignes, Vauvillers, Rosiéres, Hattencourt, Nesle, Chaulnes and Marchélepot.

France_sheet_36_Edition_6_scale_1-20000_1918_map.pdf
1918, 1:40,000, hand annotated.  This map includes Armentieres, Haubourdin, Lille, Tourcoing, Quesnot, Nieppe, Erquinghem, Steenwerck, Fleurbaix, Laventie, Aubers, Neuve Chappelle, Fromelles and Seclin.

France_sheet_36_S.E_Edition_6b_scale_1-20000_1916_map.pdf
1916, 1:20,000. This map includes Sequedin, Lille, Annappes, Ascq, Sainghin, Seolin, Houplin, Emmerin, Haubourdin, Vendeville and Loos. 

France_sheet_36aNE_edition6_Corrected_February_1918.pdf
1916, 1:20,000. This map includes Morbecque, Haverskerque, Merville, Merville, Merris, Vieux Berquin, Neuf Berquin and Estaires.

France_Sheet_57a_Edition_1_scale_1-40000_1916_map.pdf
1916, 1:40,000. This map includes Fontaine, Landrecies, Catillon, Prisches, Favril, le Sart, Fesmy, Barzy, Le Nouvion, Boue, Fontenelle, Papleux, Floyon, Larouillies, Boutogne, Cartignies, Avesnes, Marbaix, Dompierre, Leval, Sars-Potieres, Felleries, Sains-du-Nord, Glageon, Féron and Wignehies. 

France_Sheet_57c_R2-7a_Edition_2_scale_1-40000_Nov_1917_map.pdf
1917, 1:40,000. This map includes Courcelles, Gomiecourt, Ervillers, Mory, Moyenville, Sapignies, Béhagnies, Bihucourt, Sapignies, Favrcuil, Grévillers, Bapaume, Warlencourt Eaucort, Thilloy, Courcelette, Martinpuich, Gueudecourt, Flers, Le Transloy, Bazentin-le-Petit, Ginchy, Longueval, Montauban, Guillemont, Combles, Morval, Frégicourt, Lesbœufs, Saillisol, Sailly-Saillisel, Manancourt, Etricourt, Equancourt, Heudecourt, Sorel-le-Grand, Gouzeaucourt, Gonnelieu, Metz-en-Couture, Beaucamp, Havrincourt, Hermies, Flasquieres, Ribécourt, Marcoing, Graincourt-lez-Havrincourt, Anneux, Bouron, Inchy-en-Artois, Lagnicourt, Noreuil, Quéant, Pronville, Vaulx-Vraucourt, Vraucourt, Bertincourt and Haplincourt. 

France_sheet_57c_S.W_Edition_4a_scale_1-20000_7_Oct_1916_map.pdf
1916, 1:20,000. This map includes Pys, Warlencourt-Eaucourt, Le Sars, Martinpuich, Bazentin-le-Petit, Bazentin-le-Grand, Longueval, Montauban, Guillemont, Ginchy, Combles, Frégicourt, Morval, Saillisel, Sailly-Saillisel, le-Mesnil-en Arrouaise, Rocquigny, Bus, Barastre, Haplincourt, Villers-au-Flos, Beaulencourt, Thilloy, Ligny-Thilloy, Reincourt-les-Bapaume, Gueudecourt, Lesbœufs and Flers.

France_Sheet_57d_N.W_Edition_2_scale_1-40000_Apr_1917_map.pdf
1917, 1:40,000. This map includes Doullens, Halloy, Pommera, Beauval, Terramesnil, Beauquesne, Raincheval, Puchevillers, Talmas, Hérissat, Rubempre, Toutencourt, Varennes, Hedauville, Bouzincourt, Forceville, Acheux, Lealvillers, Bertrancourt, Louvencourt, St Leger, Bayencourt, Souastre, Mondicourt, Bienvillers au Bois, Bucquoy, Hébuterne, Puisieux-au-Mont, Colincamps, Miraumont, Albert, Contalmaison, Ovillers la-Boisselle, Courcelette, Mouquet Farm, Thiepval and Pozieres.

France_Sheet_57D_SE_Edition2B_Corrected_28_April_1916_Scale_1-20,000.pdf
1916, 1:20,000. This map includes the Ancre River, Acheux, Forceville, Varennes, Hedauville, Senlis, Henecourt, Millencourt, Bouzincourt, Martinsart, Englebelmer, Vitermont, Mailly-Maillet, Auchonvillers, Beaumont-Hamel, Beaucourt sur-Ancre, Grandcourt, Miraumont, Courcelette, Thiepval, Mouquet Farm, Ovillers la-Boisselle, la-Boisselle, Contalmaison, Aveluy, Albert, Authuille, Mesnil, Hamel and Pozieres.

France_Sheet_62b_N.W_Edition_04_scale1-20000_12_Nov_1917_map.pdf
1917, 1:20,000. This map includes Gouy, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Bellanglise, Levergies, Joncourt, Estrees, Beaurevoir, Montbrehain, Ramicourt, Brancourt, Sequehart, Méricourt and Fresnoy.

France_Sheet_62b_N.W_Edition_5A_scale_1-20000_08_Feb_1918_map.pdf
1918, 1:20,000. This map includes Gouy, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Bellanglise, Levergies, Joncourt, Estrees, Beaurevoir, Montbrehain, Ramicourt, Brancourt, Sequehart, Méricourt and Fresnoy.

France_Sheet_62c_N.W_Edition_4B_scale_1-20000_06_03_1918.pdf
1918, 1:20,000. This map includes the Somme River, Maricourt, Suzanne, Cappy, Frise, Herbécourt, Feuilléres, Curlu, Hardecourt, Maurepas, La Forest, Rancourt, Clery-sur-Somme, Halle, Biaches, Péronne, Doingt, Mont St Quentin, Allaines, Haut Allaines and Bouchavesnes.

France_Sheet_62d_S.W_scale_1-20000_April_1918.pdf
1918, 1:20,000, hand annotated, 3rd Australian Division. This map includes the Somme River, Longueau, Cagny, Boutillerie, Camon, St Acheul, Boves, St Fuscien, Fouencamps, Glisy, Blangy-Tronville, Daours, Vecquemont, Aubigny, Fouilloy, Etampes, Corbie, Hamelet, Villers Bretonneux, Cachy, Gentelles, Hangard and Domart.

France_Sheet_66c_Edition_1_R2-7a_scale_1-40000_Nov_1917_map.pdf
1917, 1:40,000, hand annotated. This map includes Urvillers, Itancourt, Seraucourt, Essigny-le-Grand, Benay, Cerisy, Clastres, Jussy, Remigny, Tergnier, Fargniers, La Fère, Travecy, Vendeuil, Moy, Alaincourt, Sissy, Ribemont, Mezieres, Séry, Berthenicourt, Hamegicourt, Brissy, Brissay, Achery, Anguilcourt, Monceau, Remies, Nouvon et Catillon, Renansart, la Ferte Chevresis, Villiers, Parpeville, Landifay-et Bertaignemont, Crecy and Pouilloy-sur-Serre.

France_Sheet_66d_Edition_1_R2-7a_scale_1-40000_Nov_1917_map.pdf
1917, 1:40,000. This map includes Chaulnes, Chily, Punchy, Hattencourt, Pertain, Liancourt, Fresnoy, Gruny, Goyencourt, Billancourt, Roye, Champien, Carrépuis, Roiglise, Margny, Beauvraignes, Amy, Ecuvilly, Beaulieu, Ognolles, Libermont, Moyencourt, Languevoisin, Breuil, Bacquencourt, Ercheu, Nesle, Morchain, Licourt, Falvy, Criox-Molignaux, Matigny, Douilly, Voyennes, Ham, Esmery-Hallon, Guiscard, Villeselve, Beaumont, la Neuville, Cugny, Annois, Ollezy, Artemps and Happencourt.

France_Sheet_66e_Edition_1_R2-7a_scale_1-40000_1917_map.pdf
1917, 1:40,000. This map includes Dommartin, Remiencourt, Ailly-sur-Noye, Reuvre, Leuvrechy, Sourdon, Quiry, Rocquiencourt, Coullemelle, Montdidier, Cantigny, Grivesnes, Aubvillers, Moreuil, Mezieres, le Quesnel, Rosiéres-en-Santerre, Hangest, Erches, Guerbigny, Fignieres, Etelfay, Faverolles, Marquivillers, Villers-les-Roye, Andechy, Beaufort, Méharicourt and Caix.

France_Somme_25_05_1916_Pozieres_scale1-10000.pdf
1916, 1:10,000, hand annotated. This map includes Englebelmer, Mesnil, Martinsart, Bouzincourt, Aveluy, Millencourt, Dernancourt, Méaulte, Morlancourt, Ville-sur-Ancre, Albert, Thipeval, Mouquet Farm, Courcelette, Pozières, Ovillers la-Boiselle, la Boiselle, Contalmaison, Fricourt and Mametz.

France_Wiancourt_Edition_1a_Corrected_21_9_1918.pdf
1918, 1:20,000 information from captured German maps in red. Le Catelet, Ronssoy, Hargicourt, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Gouy, Beaurevoir, Ponchaux, Estrees, Wiancourt, Joncourt, Ramicourt, Magny-la-Fosse, Mericourt, Montbrehain, Brancourt and Prémont.

Geheim_Karte_der2_Armee_24.Peronne_Sacle_1-25000.pdf
Undated, 1:25,000, German map, 2nd Army. This map includes Rancourt, Bouchavesnes, Maurepas, Allaines, Clery, Peronne, Herbecourt, Mont St Quentin and Feuillères.

Nordwest_Frankreich_160.Estrees_22_July_1918_Scale_1-25000.pdf
1918, 1:25,000, German map. Map includes Becquincourt, Dompierre, Fontaine, Fay, Foucaucourt, Soyécourt, Estrées, Vermandovillers, Ablaincourt, Pressoire, Marchélepot, Belloy en-Santerre, Assevillers, Flaucourt, Barleux, Berny-en-Santerre, Horgny and Fresnes.

North_West_Europe_Sheet_4_Scale_1-250000_1914.pdf
1914: 1:250,000. This map includes Bethune, Lens, Douai, Arras, Albert, Bapaume, Doullens, Amiens, Villers Bretonneus, Hamel, Harbonnieres, Morlancourt, Mont St Quentin, Montdidier, Roye, Ham, Compiegne, St Quentin, Peronne, Cambrai, St Amand, Valenciennes, le Quesnoy, Le Cateau, Le Catelet, Guise, Laon, Avesnes, Charleroi, Mons, Charleville and Mezieres.

Serial_2_German_Order_of Battle_11_11_1918.pdf
1918, unknown scale. Includes the dispositions of the German Army formations in the front line at the Armistice. German formations listed include the Nord Group, Fourth Army, Sixth Army, Seventeenth Army, Second Army, Eighteenth Army, Seventh Army, First Army and Third Army.