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France : 1:80,000 : GSGS 2526

GSGS 2526 : France : 1:80,000
When the British Expeditionary Force was sent to France in 1914, they took with them small scale topographical maps, not trench maps.

The 1:80,000 maps forming the series GSGS 2526 are the northern sheets of the 1:80,000 map of France, black and white, overprinted with longitudes from Greenwich and guesstimate contours.

(These notes are based on an article by John Cruickshank, which also includes an index diagram for the series.)

All maps are cloth backed and folded, with the cover details stamped on the front. Those marked with an asterisk * have no printed cover details, but have a printed label instead.

Most sheets are headed : For Official Use Only.

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GSGS 2526 : France : 1:80,000
Item Sheet               Area                                                                                                            £
No.

1. 2 Dunkerque. Marck, Dunkerque, Furnes, Bergues. Good clean copy. Printed at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, no date. Magnetic variation, 1909. 14.00
2. 4 Saint-Omer. Ardnes, St.Omer, Poperinghe, Merville, Aire, Bourthes. Good copy with slightly faded folds. Printed at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, 1911. 12.00
3. 4 Another copy. Well used, sound, small holes at a couple of fold intersections. 8.00
4. 4 Another copy. Well used, sound, small holes at some fold intersections. 6.00
6. 7 Arras. Hucoueliers, Bethune, Arras, Fontaine. Good clean copy. Printed at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, 1911. 14.00
7. 7 Another copy. Grubby. 6.00
8. 8 Lille. Armentieres, Lille, Tournay, Douai, Iwuy, Athies. Used, sound copy, slightly dusty, with slightly chipped margins. Printed at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, 1912. 9.00
9. 8 Another copy. Left margin trimmed to neat line, grubby with worn folds. Sad. 4.00

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