Find out about the history of your australian relatives in ww1

Compose a war diary / 3 tables / 3.3 battle maps
This site is dedicated to my Grandfather, who disappeared after returning from WWI. He fought for my freedom which I know does not come without cost. I am eternally grateful for his efforts and what he stood for. I love you Grandad, good on ya mate. FOR KING & COUNTRY. R.I.P. Albert Alfred Curry.

Battle maps show what movements took place during the engagement

After finding the units and battle dates you can now look up the locations and various battle maps. Every battle in war has a different outcome. To know the positions and movements of your soldiers units during an engagement can give you a better understanding of what events took place. Battalions, Brigades and Divisions are used most commonly on maps to show numbers of people involved.

Some battle maps can be found online but most are best illustrated in history books. Below are websites and military books I use for battle maps on a regular basis.

Websites with WW1 Battle Maps

The Gallipoli Front
Mapping Gallipoli
The Gallipoli Peninsula

The Western Front
Anzacday.org.au (PDF file)
First World War
Trenches on the Web

Palestine Front
Royal NSW Lancers (Sinai)
Royal NSW Lancers (Palestine)

Books with WW1 Battle Maps

Gallipolli Battlefield Guide Map by Stewart Cownie
Illustrates Anzac Battalions, Trenches, Cemeteries and Ships. Can be purchased from the (AWM)

The Great War by Les Carlyon
Illustrates some of the best AIF Battle Maps of the Western Front I have ever seen.

The Battlefields of the First World War by Peter Barton
Shows unbelievable panoramas of the Western front, very good battle maps and illustrations.

Horseman, Pass By by Lindsay Baly
Hard to find good battle maps on the Australian Light Horse regiments in Palestine, this is the best.

Battleground Europe
Series of small guidebooks dedicated to the Great War Battlefields. Highly recommended and well illustrated with battle maps, photographs, Self guided tours and useful information about the battles.

Fromelles by Peter Pedersen
Pozieres by Graham Keech
Bullecourt by Graham Keech
Polygon Wood by Nigel Cave
Messines Ridge by Peter Oldham
Hamel by Peter Pedersen
Hindenburg Line by Peter Oldham

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