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Battlefront Maps at Caterham Valley Library

Start date17 June 2015 19:30
End date 17 June 2015 20:45
CategoryExhibitions and talks; First World War commemoration; Libraries

German Drives Battlefield Map


Caterham Valley Library - Wednesday 17 June 2015, 7.30pm.

General information

When the British Expeditionary Force first landed in France and Belgium it used small scale maps already available to the General Staff. As the fighting developed into trench warfare, larger scale maps were required to pinpoint enemy positions, plan attacks and to range guns accurately on specific targets.

Andrew Robertshaw, Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Camberley, Surrey,  will look at the development of trench maps and aerial photography from 1914-18. He will explain First World War map references and offer tips on how to use maps effectively when visiting battlefields.

Andrew Robertshaw

Andrew is the author of a number of books on the First World War and has appeared regularly on Channel Four's archaeological programme Time Team. He is an expert on trench warfare.

Part of Surrey Libraries' War and Words programme of commemorative events for the First World War Centenary.

This event is part of the 2015 Caterham Festival.


Tickets, including refreshments £6.

Book online using debit or credit cards.

Telephone credit/card bookings on 01483 543599. SMS: 07968 832414. A small handling charge may apply.

Tickets can also be bought in person from any Surrey Library.

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  • Updated: 12 Mar 2015
  • Kay Hadwick


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