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#1 ss002d6252

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

Does anyone have any photos or maps ( or links to websites) that show Ypres and the area across to zonnebeke in April 1915. I'm trying to get a feeling as to what the area was like at that time.i

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

Does anyone have any photos or maps ( or links to websites) that show Ypres and the area across to zonnebeke in April 1915. I'm trying to get a feeling as to what the area was like at that time.i


I think the following maps and photographs should help you.

The 1st map shows the basic front line during the First Battle of Ypres.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

The next 4 maps show four different phases of the First Battle of Ypres.

Map 1 - Phase 1 - October 18-21, 1914.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:46 PM

Map 2 - Phase 2 - October 23-25, 1914.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:48 PM

Map 3 - Phase 3 - October 26-29, 1914.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

Map 4 - Phase 4 - November 10-11, 1914.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:56 PM

Thanks - those maps are great for the 1st Ypres. I've found that anything showing the German units involved has been in the minority.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:57 PM

The Ypres landscape - Belgium flooded by the Belgians.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:59 PM

Thanks - those maps are great for the 1st Ypres. I've found that anything showing the German units involved has been in the minority.


Pleased you liked them.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:01 PM

British awaiting the Germans at ' Plugsteet Wood '.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:15 PM

The following photographs depict the desolation, destruction, water, mud and death that was Ypres.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

Suggest you consult "Images of the War: Flanders 1915" (John Cooksey, pen and sword press) has a good selection of photgraphs from the period in which you are interested.
Some of the above seem to be from somewhat later.
Trench maps are tough to find from 1915 (I think the earliest on linesman for this area is early 1916)
I have some small sections of German ones dating from Oct/Nov 1915 in the area of Bellewaarde if they would be of interest.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

Suggest you consult "Images of the War: Flanders 1915" (John Cooksey, pen and sword press) has a good selection of photgraphs from the period in which you are interested.
Some of the above seem to be from somewhat later.
Trench maps are tough to find from 1915 (I think the earliest on linesman for this area is early 1916)
I have some small sections of German ones dating from Oct/Nov 1915 in the area of Bellewaarde if they would be of interest.
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Chris,
The maps are all showing Ypres October/November 1914.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:52 PM

The maps are good and as you say a rarity showing the german units.The first photo is probably early 15.I searched the forum for, but could not find panoramic photos taken by the germans of the ypres area they were marked with artillery ranges and i am sure were on the forum in the past i think they would have fitted your timeline very well.john

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

More Ypres images.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

2 nice period action illustrations of the Northumberland Fusiliers defending their trenches at Ypres, and another showing the Coldstream Guards in action in a village near Ypres.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

Leo, Yes the maps of the salient are fine which was why I specifically referenced the photos with my suggestion.

Almost all of the photographs posted show men in Brodie helmets, suggesting it is highly likely they were taken after 1915 (the date of expressd interest in the region.)
In 1915 the moonscape of shellholes and mud synonomous with Passendaele etc was still being created so if the interest is in getting an impression of the Ypres of 1915 rather than 1917 then the landscape may look somewhat different. This was my only point.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:09 AM

Leo, Yes the maps of the salient are fine which was why I specifically referenced the photos with my suggestion.

Almost all of the photographs posted show men in Brodie helmets, suggesting it is highly likely they were taken after 1915 (the date of expressd interest in the region.)
In 1915 the moonscape of shellholes and mud synonomous with Passendaele etc was still being created so if the interest is in getting an impression of the Ypres of 1915 rather than 1917 then the landscape may look somewhat different. This was my only point.
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You may be correct, as some of the photographs related to the First Battle of Ypres 1914, others to later years, and some were undated. Either way, with the not often seen maps, and the photographs, hopefully they were of use to ss002d6252.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:40 AM

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You will not find a more First Battle of Ypres 1914 landscape rendering, it shows the 1914 Ypres battlefield before the battle!
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:33 AM

First Battle of Ypres - Naval armoured car on the Menin Road at Hell-Fire Corner.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:48 AM

Aerial photograph of Ypres, 1915.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:51 AM

Ypres April 1915.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:55 AM

Polo Match, Ypres, 1915
Polo Match, Ypres, 1915. A watercolour by Lionel Edwards painted in 1938. It shows a polo match played near Ypres in July 1915 between the 2nd and 10th Battalions DLI. During the First World War both 2 and 10 DLI served in the 6th Division on the Western Front.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:23 AM

Ypres landscape.

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