Vintage Photographs - Contemporary Maps

Racial distribution of Austro-Hungarian monarchy This section of the website contains archive photographs taken during, before and after the war.  Specifically this sub-section contains various maps produced by publishers of the many contemporary accounts of the war while it was still in progress.

Click here to view a collection of maps produced in the post-war period detailing both the battlefronts and specific battles.  Click here to read introductory notes relating to this section, including information on photograph sources.  Use the sidebar to the right to select other categories of photos available within this section.

The photos reproduced below are in thumbnail format - simply click a given photograph to view a larger copy within a separate window.

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vintage photoRacial distribution of Austro-Hungarian monarchy (NW) vintage photoMap of German and Slav peoples in Europe in 1914 (NW)
vintage photoMap of German advance to 6 September 1914 (NW) vintage photoMap of the Western Front, early summer 1916 (NW)
vintage photoMap of the Gallipoli peninsula (NW) vintage photoContemporary map of the attack on Verdun (NW)
vintage photoContemporary map of first six week's Allied progress in the Somme battle (NW) vintage photoContemporary map detailing German possessions in Africa before the war (NW)
vintage photoContemporary map of the world after two years of war (NW) vintage photoMap of the Gallipoli peninsular with inset of Sari Bair region (HW)
vintage photoPorts, airfields and naval bases on the North Sea early in the war (HW) vintage photoMap of the location of Earl Kitchener's death (HW)
vintage photoMap of the course of the Battle of Jutland, 1916 (HW) vintage photoMap of the battles fought on the Somme (HW)
vintage photoMap of the battleground of Neuve Chapelle (HW) vintage photoGermany's possessions in Africa prior to 1914 (HW)
vintage photoMap of the battlefront between Armentieres and La Bassee (HW) vintage photoEnglish coast towns that were raided by the Germans in 1914 (HW)
vintage photoTerritory controlled by Turkey in 1914 (HW) vintage photoZeebrugge harbour blocked by the British (HW)
vintage photoCentral Europe (GW) vintage photoBelgium and Northern France (GW)
vintage photoNorthern France, the Western Campaign (GW) vintage photoPolitical map of Africa in 1914 (GW)
vintage photoBritish positions before Ypres on 29, 30, 31 October 1914 (GW) vintage photoSouth Africa (GW)
vintage photoEast European theatre of war (GW) vintage photoAntwerp and its defences, 1914 (GW)
vintage photoMap of Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow (GW) vintage photoMap of the Black Sea: Bosphorus and Dardanelles (GW)
vintage photoAustria-Hungary and Neighbouring Lands (GW) vintage photoNorth-Sea and the Baltic (GW)
vintage photoMap of the Turkish attack on the Suez Canal, 25 Jan-3 Feb 1915 (GW) vintage photoMap of the German attack north of Warsaw, February 1915 (GW)
vintage photoMap of the Battle of the Falkland Islands (GW) vintage photoMap of Russian positions in the Carpathians, February 1915 (GW)
vintage photoBritish and German positions at Givenchy and Cuinchy, 25 Jan 1915 (GW) vintage photoThe Polish campaign: map of the struggle from Oct-Dec 1914 (GW)
vintage photoMap of the Cameroons (GW) vintage photoSketch map of the Cuxhaven air raid, Christmas Day 1914 (GW)
vintage photoThe battleground of Neuve Chapelle, showing British positions (GW) vintage photoThe entrance to the Dardanelles to the Straits and the Narrows (GW)
vintage photoThe Franco-German frontier (GW) vintage photoGerman line around Verdun and the St Mihiel Salient, Feb 1915 (GW)
vintage photoFranco-British lines at Ypres, February 1915 (GW) vintage photoScene of the battle near Soissons, 11-14 January 1915 (GW)
vintage photoThe Allied line in France and Belgium at the start of Feb 1915 (GW) vintage photoAsia Minor, the Caucasus Region and Mesopotamia (GW)
vintage photoMap of the blockade of the German East African coast, early 1915 (GW) vintage photoMap illustrating French effort west of Lens, March-May 1915 (GW)
vintage photoMap of the environs of Ypres (GW) vintage photoMap of the Ypres Salient on 25 April 1915 (GW)
vintage photoEast Africa (GW) vintage photoGerman South-West Africa (GW)
vintage photoAllied line around Ypres during first gas attack, 22 April 1915 (GW) vintage photoThree theatres of war: (I) Trentino, (II) Carnic Alps, (III) Isonzo (GW)
vintage photoMap of the Allied line around Ypres, June 1915 (GW) vintage photoMap of British First Army operations, May/June 1915 (GW)
vintage photoYpres Salient around the Second Battle of Ypres, Apr-May 1915 (GW) vintage photoMap of Allied operations at Gallipoli, 25 April to 30 May 1915 (GW)
vintage photoPoland 1815-1914 (GW) vintage photoPoland and the partitions of 1772, 1793 and 1795 (GW)
vintage photoAustro-Italian border (GW) vintage photoGermany's gains from Russian territory to the end of summer 1915 (GW)
vintage photoMap showing Allied line in Southern Gallipoli, July 1915 (GW) vintage photoMap of the British salient around Ypres, summer 1915 (GW)
vintage photoThe battlefields of Anzac (GW) vintage photoMap showing the German salient around Hooge after 30 July 1915 (GW)
vintage photoScene of the Summer 1915 campaign in the Vosges mountains and Alsace (GW) vintage photoMap of British attack around Loos, 25 Sep 1915 (GW)
vintage photoBalkan states after the wars of 1912-13 (GW) vintage photoMap illustrating the evacuation of Serbia, Oct-Dec 1915 (GW)
vintage photoThe various war aims in the Balkans (GW) vintage photoBattle of Ctesiphon: map of the two main Turkish positions, 22 Nov 15 (GW)
vintage photoAllied line in Artois before and after offensive of Sep 1915 (GW) vintage photoBritish operations in the Persian Gulf, Jan-Nov 1915 (GW)
vintage photoMap showing Allied line around Loos and Hulluch following 8 Oct 1915 (GW) vintage photoMap of scene of German attacks east and south-east of Ypres, Feb 1916 (GW)
vintage photoMap of scene of German attacks north of Ypres, February 1916 (GW) vintage photoBritish line between Ypres and Armentieres, winter 1915-16 (GW)
vintage photoGerman colonies in the Pacific at the start of the war (GW) vintage photoMap showing old and new lines after French attack at Champagne, Sep 15 (GW)
vintage photoGerman colonies in West Africa at the start of the war (GW) vintage photoMap showing the area of Gallipoli evacuated in January 1916 (GW)
vintage photoMap of French line between Rheims and Argonne Forest prior to Sep 15 (GW) vintage photoMap showing Allied position near Albert and Frise, Feb 1916 (GW)
vintage photoIndia and the campaigns of the Middle East (GW) vintage photoMap of the opening of the German Verdun offensive, February 1916 (GW)
vintage photoMap showing lines of Russian advance on Erzerum, Trebizond & Bitlis (GW) vintage photoMap illustrating Anglo-French retreat from Archangel Mountain (GW)
vintage photoMap showing chief harbours of Portugal and her possessions (GW) vintage photoThe Russian attack on the Deve Boyun Pass and advance on Erzerum (GW)
vintage photoMap illustrating the strategic importance of Salonika (GW) vintage photoMap showing the lines of the Serbian retreat to the Adriatic (GW)
vintage photoMap illustrating the British line in Artois, Spring 1916 (GW) vintage photoScene of fighting at St. Eloi and Ypres Salient, Spring 1916 (GW)
vintage photoMap illustrating the campaigns in Egypt, Feb 1915-May 1916 (GW) vintage photoThe campaign against the Senussi on Western Frontier of Egypt (GW)
vintage photoMap of the Turkish investment of Kut-el-Amara (GW) vintage photoMap of Turkish positions guarding approaches to Kut-el-Amara (GW)

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