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Map Information from captured German maps, prisoner's statements, and recent aeroplane photographs : [Sommerance region].

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Title

  • Information from captured German maps, prisoner's statements, and recent aeroplane photographs : [Sommerance region].

Summary

  • "This U.S. Army map shows the situation in the Sommerance region of the Western front on October 2, 1918, a little more than a month before the end of World War I. The map, which identifies German positions, was distributed to officers down to the company commander level. A notice reads: "Information from captured German maps, prisoner's statements and recent aeroplane photographs." Behind the German trench line sits the Kriemhilde Stellung, the eastern end of the larger Hindenburg Line comprising a vast system of defenses in northeastern France. The Germans used Russian prisoners of war to construct the line during the winter of 1916-17. The map notes: "For the last two months men have been working on these trenches; deepening them and building deep dugouts capable of housing fifty to one hundred men each." Symbols are used to indicate machine gun emplacements, mine launchers, bridges, railroads, dugouts, ammunition dumps, mined areas, telephone cables, barracks, hospitals, balloons, and other battlefield features. The scale of the map is 1:20,000. The map is from the collection of U.S. Army Major General Charles P. Summerall, commander of the Fifth Corps in the First Army under General John J. Pershing." World Digital Library.

Names

  • United States. Army. Army Corps, 1st. G.S. Second Section.
  • Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955.

Created / Published

  • [Washington, D.C.] : G-2, 1st A.C.U.S., 1918.

Headings

  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France--Sommerance Region--Maps
  • -  France--Sommerance Region

Notes

  • -  "Oct. 2nd, 1918."
  • -  Base map drawn and printed by G-2-C, 1st A.C.U.S.
  • -  Stamped on: Summerall papers.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  ARP

Medium

  • 1 map : col. ; 56 x 61 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G5834.S86S65 1918 .U5

Source Collection

  • Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955. Charles Pelot Summerall map collection

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 92684150

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

United States Army. Army Corps, 1St. G.S. Second Section, and Charles Pelot Summerall. Information from captured German maps, prisoner's statements, and recent aeroplane photographs: Sommerance region. [Washington, D.C.: G-2, 1st A.C.U.S, 1918] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/92684150/.

APA citation style:

United States Army. Army Corps, 1. G. S. S. S. & Summerall, C. P. (1918) Information from captured German maps, prisoner's statements, and recent aeroplane photographs: Sommerance region. [Washington, D.C.: G-2, 1st A.C.U.S] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/92684150/.

MLA citation style:

United States Army. Army Corps, 1St. G.S. Second Section, and Charles Pelot Summerall. Information from captured German maps, prisoner's statements, and recent aeroplane photographs: Sommerance region. [Washington, D.C.: G-2, 1st A.C.U.S, 1918] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/92684150/>.