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First World War Trench Maps
In conjunction with G H Smith & Sons the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum has seven First World War trench maps reproduced in full colour at 7/10th original size. Some include additional information and photographs of the people who used the maps.
Each is priced at £3.75 including postage. See below on how to order.
Macedonia/Salonika - for 2nd and 9th Battalions of the King's Own.
Givenchy Section - a duplicated hand-drawn sketch map showing
the craters around Givenchy, the scene of bitter fighting involving the
55th West Lancashire Division in April 1918. Additional information
is written on the map which was used by the 1st/4th Battalion of the
King's Own. Positions such as 'Orchard Keep' are clearly marked,
this was where, on 9th April 1918, 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Henry Collin won
a posthumous Victoria Cross when he attacked enemy positions with
revolver, Mills grenade and eventually by Lewis machine gun.
Illies, Vilaines, Festubert (1915) This trench map was donated
to the museum by Lieutenant Colonel Walter F A Wadham, who commanded the
1st/4th King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment from the battalion's
mobilisation on 3rd August 1914 to 10th June 1915 when a period of sick
leave forced him home to England.
Examples of the detail to be found on the maps:
HOW TO ORDER
You can also order all items by telephone number using credit/debit card.
Curator Direct Dial: 01524 555619
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