To coincide with the opening of our exhibition, we have redeveloped our First World War website and have published over 300 digitised trench maps.
Launched today is 'Experiences of the Great War', which relates the experiences of four individuals:
- General Haig, who kept a daily diary which has become one of the most important documents of the war
- Mairi Chisholm, a young woman who nursed wounded soldiers on the Belgian front line
- George Ramage, who endured the horrors of trench warfare in Flanders
- Thomas Hannan, a Glasgow man jailed as a conscientious objector.
'British First World War Trench Maps, 1915-1918' provides access to maps of great value to anyone studying the conflict's major battlefields.
As well as clickable maps, they are available as georeferenced overlays, making it possible to compare the maps to each other and to modern satellite and map images.
More material relating to the Great War will be added to our digitised resources in the coming months.
See also: Exhibition news story
27 June 2014