WWI Trench Maps and Aerial Photographs: Home Page
NEW! Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War. Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff. This database is available at McMaster through April 2022 as part of the ProQuest Access & Build pilot project.
Coverage: 1914 to 1919
An archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during World War One. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full colour or greyscale, and with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of Publications.
Permitted Use of the Map and Aerial Photo Images:
McMaster University Library is providing digital access, and the ability to download high resolution copies (600 dpi, 1GB .TIF) of these archival items for non-commercial purposes only. For allowable use of the images found on this website, see the Creative Commons License.
France & Belgium:
Aerial Photographs (all scales)
Trench Maps: 1:10,000 scale (preferred by Infantry) and 1:20,000 (preferred by artillery)
Topographic Maps: 1:40,000 scale (preferred by Officers for Planning) printed in 5 colours but with no trenches shown
Topographic Maps: 1:100,000 scale (Planning over large areas) printed in 5 colours but with no trenches shown
Topographic Maps: 1:250,000 scale (Planning over large areas) printed in 5 colours but with no trenches shown
Thematic Maps: various scales (Logistics) showing hospitals, aerodromes, supply dumps, training areas...
Other Theatres of War:
Maps of various scales covering portions of Africa, Gallipoli, The Middle East, The Balkans, Italy, Russia...