Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Photos of WWI on Google Maps


1914-1918 Une Effroyable Boucherie is an incredible collection of geo-tagged photographs taken during the First World War. The site is the work of one man, Sylvain Halgand, who actually lives near the battlefields of the Somme.

Anyone can submit photographs or postcards to the site and Sylvain hopes to have collected 1,914 pictures in time for the centenary of the start of the war in 2014. I've linked above to the Google Maps page of the website where you can see the location of all the geo-tagged photos.

You can click on any of the markers and view a thumbnail of the photograph and then click through to see it in full size. It's pretty amazing to see how the cluster of markers is already beginning to represent a pretty accurate map of the Western Front. 

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