Collection RC0306 - World War, 1914-1918 trench map and aerial photograph collection

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World War, 1914-1918 trench map and aerial photograph collection

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Cote

RC0306

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Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

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Date(s)

  • 1914-1918 (Production)

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Description matérielle

6 m of textual records

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Portée et contenu

The collection consists of trench maps and aerial photographs created during the First World War. The majority of the maps were created by the British Ordnance Survey for the Allied forces, although a few German, French and other maps purchased privately by officers exist within the collection. As the collection is almost exclusively made up of British mapping, coverage is limited to the British sector of the Western Front extending from the English Channel in the north to the vicinity of Reims in the south.

The aerial photographs were produced by the [British] Royal Flying Corps (renamed Royal Air Force when it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service in 1918). However, a few French and German examples exist within the collection. Approximately 350 photographs in the collection have hand annotations ranging from simple circles indicating the location of important features on the recto to full, textual descriptions on the verso. Approximately 90 additional photographs are mounted in an Album acquired from the University of Alberta.

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

Date of acquisition and provenance of the first accrual is not known, but presumably obtained after 1971. The second accrual was acquired from Peter Chasseaud in June 2009. The boxes that form part of the Chasseaud accrual are labelled as such.

Classement

The collection is divided into two series - Aerial photographs and Maps. The maps are arranged by type and scale.

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Disponibilité d'autres formats

Material from this collection is available through the <a href="http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww1/home">World War I Military Map Collection website</a>. It also includes information on finding and interpreting the maps, as well as additional information.

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There are no access restrictions.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description du document

RC0306

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