Catalogue description War Office: War of 1914-1918: Maps and Plans

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Details of WO 153
Reference: WO 153
Title: War Office: War of 1914-1918: Maps and Plans

This series is the principal accumulation of thematic maps relating to operations. The maps and plans in this series relate to the theatres of war and the Armies of Occupation. The series includes a large number of trench maps with manuscript annotations. There are also some charts, graphs and pamphlets.

There are photographs, sketches and accompanying maps which relate to the Western Front in WO 153/1268-1275 and the Salonika campaign in WO 153/1344-1346.

Many of the maps were extracted from the war diaries in WO 95.

Date: 1880-1929
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: War Office, 1855-1964
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1354 flat sheet(s)
Access conditions: Open
Custodial history: The maps and plans in this series were collected from various sources, mainly for use by the Official War Historians, and as such were originally held in the Cabinet Office Historical Section. Many were extracted from regimental war diaries.

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