MAP OF THE YPRES SALIENT AND PASSCHENDAELE
Eighth Edition: new memorials, museums, routes.
is Marked on the Map Almost 100 memorials are shown plus
some 150 war cemeteries, 35 bunkers, 12 demarcation
stones and 8 water filled craters.
Their postions are indicated by colour coded
lollipops - war cemeteries
, Albertina memorials
, demarcation stones
and the burial places of literary figures or
personalities buried in the Salient are marked
on the map using the colour code shown here.
The shape of the battlefield is readily seen as ground
above 50m is shaded making the Passchendaele and Messines
ridges stand out, as do Mont Kemmel and Mont Noir,
the Flanders hills that lead back towards Mont des
Cats and Cassel. A further help to understanding the
progress of the battles is that the significant woods
are clearly marked in green.
Roads and Old Names
Modern roads and motorways are shown so that the map
can be used for navigation as well as for support
in reading about the battles while 1914/18
place names are shown in red.
Overlaid on the map is a grid reference system
which allows all of the information to be readily
accessed. These references are used in the indexes
(see below) and although the map can be purchased
by itself and used on its own, the grid references
are also co-ordinated with the stops recommended
in Major and Mrs Holts Battlefield Guide to
the Ypres Salient. The map is actually wrapped
with the book.
There are two types of index.
Location. Thus upon seeing a marker
on the map at grid R27 the index reveals that
it is Mud Corner CWGC Cem. 2. Thematic. If wanting to find where
2nd Lt George Llewellyn Davies is buried , who
was Barrie’s model for Peter Pan, the Literary
Figures index shows it to be at M7, Voormezeele
Encl No 3 CWGC.