BRITISH GRAND FLEET IN THE GREAT WAR. COMPLETE CHART OF NORTH SEA MOVEMENTS 1914-1918.
Colour lithograph, published by The Amalgamated Press, [no date], but circa 1920.
Image size: 705 x 442mm - plus borders all round of 15mm approx.
In generally good condition with only a few imperfections commensurate with age. Vertical and horizontal folds as issued with some staining to the horizontal. A crease runs through the lower left quarter, but without causing any distraction. Ends of folds reinforced with conservation grade, acid-free tape at top and bottom of folds; small loss at centre made good.
The tracks of Royal Navy ships are clearly delineated: 1914-Green; 1915-Red; 1916-Blue; 1917-Black; 1918-Purple. Overleaf, it is stated: "...on this chart there is registered for all time the visible story of the "Silent Navy". By following the zigzag lines we can trace every movement of the Grand Fleet throughout the long period of the war, and we can even tell with approximate accuracy its position at any hour of a cruise..."
An inset map shows: ENTRANCE TO SCAPA FLOW ON ENLARGED SCALE.
On the reverse of this sheet, along with an explanation of the chart itself are two maps. The one is 'A CHART SHOWING THE EXACT LOCALITIES IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND THAT SUFFERED FROM HOSTILE AIR RAIDS AND BOMBARDMENTS FROM DECEMBER 16th 1914, TO JUNE 17th 1918. The other is AN AIR RAID MAP OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA AND CENTRAL LONDON - 'carefully compiled to show with approximate accuracy where the bombs fell in the many air raids which the metropolis endured throughout the war'.
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