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Video help

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On this page we have a number of videos which show how to use Trench Mapper. All are between one and three minutes long. Whilst TrenchMapper is easy to use, spending a few minutes with these videos may help to show members how to use the facility. Simply press the 'play' icon in the centre of each of these images to watch the demonstration.  It is …


About the Project

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In the early 2000’s a project was launched – funded by a large donation from The Western Front Association. The WFA project aimed to digitise Imperial War Museums' entire Great War map collection which comprised of a vast quantity of original trench maps and other related content. This would improve access as this had been difficult in the past; du…


TrenchMapper Volunteers Needed

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TrenchMapper now has over 7,000 maps available. This is a significant number but is only a relatively small percentage of the entirety of those we aim to make available. To make more maps available we need volunteers. The volunteers do not need to be map experts (although an interest in trench maps would of course help) nor do volunteers need to b…


Introduction to 'TrenchMapper'

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The Western Front Association is delighted to announce a major new initiative which we are certain will be of great interest to everyone who has an interest in the First World War.We have launched a webbased portal which enables members and non-members to use our new ‘TrenchMapper’ to interact with (and also download) thousands of trench maps, imag…


Finding Captain Brooke: The oldest Regimental Medical Officer to be killed in the war

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On 27 May 1918 the Headquarters of the 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment was surrounded during a desperate rearguard action at the village of Bouffignereux on the Aisne. Numerous officers and men were killed, with others being wounded and taken prisoner, including the battalion's commanding officer. The unit’s war diary – perhaps inevitably – does n…