War Diaries Talk

Trench Maps

  • Kemp by Kemp

    I'm fascinated by the place-names cropping up in many diaries as Tommies sought to personalise their section of the Line. Tagging the diaries of 233 Machine Gun Company 3 Division brought up names such as Mill Cottages, Vampir, Potsdam, Trappist Farm.
    I googled and found this link: http://www.1914-1918.net/maps.htm which has some digitised trench maps available to download and was able to find some of the locations named in the diaries.