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Activity 4: La Boisselle

This page shows a smaller scale map of the La Boisselle area, down to Bécourt at the bottom of the map. The two maps for Activity Sheets 2 and 3 are within the same area at an earlier stage and at a larger scale.

The British and enemy lines came particularly close togehter in La Boisselle; you can read more about this in Dear Hal..Yours Pud pp31-34.

Some new features now available from Google have been introduced. A selection of types of map is available by using the drop-down from the 'Map' menu. A Google search box is available at the bottom left of the map. If you have a scroll button on your mouse, it provides a zoom in and out facility. The 'Earth' option requires you to download the browser version of Google Earth; we are hoping to have the overlay maps working with this shortly. 'Earth' is only currently available on the recent IE browsers and on Firefox.

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Clicking on a marker will give you further information and a picture of the place as it is today.

Many of the places are close together, and you may find it helpful to use the zoom tool to move in closer.

The trench map shows the area around the village of La Boisselle, part of the Allied front line for the first part of the First World War.

Reproduction rights for the trench map are licensed from The National Archives in the United Kingdom; under the terms of the licence the map may not be downloaded from this site.
 
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