The New York Times War Maps digital collection includes a set of five maps that connect to create a large map of the Western front in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during World War I. The maps cover an area just west of Calais, France, along the coast of the North Sea south to Orleans eastward to Freiburg, Germany, and crossing back northward to near Cologne, Germany.
The maps identify the locations of railways, principal highways, canals, aircraft depots, forts and fortified towns, and naval arsenals. The battle line on December 31, 1917, and the furthest advance of the Germany Army are shown with solid and dashed lines.
The maps were published periodically in the Sunday New York Times in early 1918.
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