Thursday, April 28, 2016

WW1: Satirical Maps

This was a comedic map of the Great War as it stood in 1915. Even in 1915, the Russians were still viewed as a steamroller despite all of the evidence to the contrary. While England is portrayed as a nautical power, it really was the addition of the BEF into northern France among some other quirky things that helped stop the Schlieffen Plan. The BEF was a force hardened by battles around the globe for the Empire.

Maybe this is the grandfather map to all of those "Europe From the Point Of View Of X Group" maps that you see on the web.

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