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Postcard relief map of Lens, France and the surrounding area. Looking north to La Bassée, it includes Notre Dame de Lorette, Bethune, Loos, and Noyelles with added highlights. The numerous 'fosse' are mines which had 100-foot towers that could be used for observation.
Attacking from the west, British forces took Loos in September 1915.
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Lens und Umgegend
Lens and environs

Postcard relief map of Lens, France and the surrounding area. Looking north to La Bassée, it includes Notre Dame de Lorette, Bethune, Loos, and Noyelles with added highlights. The numerous 'fosse' are mines which had 100-foot towers that could be used for observation.
Attacking from the west, British forces took Loos in September 1915.

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Lens mit Umgegend

Lens and surrounding area

Other views: Front, Larger, Back

Using the Map Library

Open the folder of Available Maps, below, to see the list of maps. Open the folder for an individual map to see the available views of the map including different resolutions, details, insets, etc.

Open an individual view in a different tab or window to keep the Available Map folder expanded. Open a map directly in the Map Library page to see the back of the map, if available.

Sources

The maps are from period publications, maps, magazines, books, and, many of them, postcards. Some are hand drawn.