General Sir Douglas Haig's maps

These huge maps are stored folded in boxes, each one is split into physical tiles mounted on thick card, these tiles are joined with a linen hinge to allow the whole map to be repeatedly folded and unfolded without damage.
On this site each map is presented as one huge map with the physical tiles joined by graphics manipulation.
The last map in the list, H44, is a list of trench raids that is very difficult to present as a single map so it has its own page for explanation.

To visit each map. right click on the map in TrenchMapper and choose Map ID Jump. The Trench Raid map h44 is not available by this means but full details are available on the link below.

NB. Owing to the huge size of these maps, the zoom levels have been set to a level where you may have to zoom in to see them.

Map ID Title Scale Content Date
h4 Arras front 6th April 1917 1:20,000 1st, 3rd and 5th Armies, 6th April 1917. Whole front from Bapaume to Bethune, centred on Arras 06/04/1917
h5 Ypres front 7th June 1917 1:20,000 Ypres front 7thJune 1917. Whole front including Armentieres, Lillie and Roulers 07/06/1917
h6 Ypres front 31st July 1917 1:20,000 Ypres front 31st July 1917. Whole front from coast South to Armentieres. Belgian, 1st French, 5th and 2nd Armies 31/07/1917
h7 Lens front 15th August 1917 1:20,000 Ypres front 31st July 1917. 1st Army 15/08/1917
h8 Ypres front 20th September 1917 1:20,000 Ypres front 20th September 1917. 1st French Army, 5th and 2nd Army 20/09/1917
h9 Ypres front 26th October 1917 1:20,000 Ypres front 26th October 1917. Whole front from coast South to Armentieres. Belgian, 1st French, 5th and 2nd Armies 26/10/1917
h10 Somme front 8th August 1918 1:20,000 Ypres front 26th October 1917. Somme front 8th August 1918. 1st French Army, 3rd and 4th Armies 08/08/1918
h11 Cambrai to St. Quentin front 27th-29th September 1918 1:20,000 Cambrai to St. Quentin front 27th-29th September 1918. 1st, 3rd and 4th Armies 29/09/1918
h12 IV Army Artillery Map 1:20,000 Somme battlefield just before attack in July 1916 June 1918
h21 Situation as reported to GHQ 10:15am July 2nd 1916 1:20,000 Somme battlefield on second day of the battle in July 1916 02/07/1916
h27 C in C 3rd Army Heavy Artillery Positions and Arcs 1:40,000 C in C 3rd Army heavy artillery positions and arcs around Arras, June 26th 1916 26/06/1916
h44 Trench Raid Map 1:100,000 Listing of 228 trench raids pasted as strips onto 3 maps pasted together. Includes list of First and Second army planned raids. Covers Hazebrouck, Lens, Amiens Oct 1915

 

 

 

 

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