Locations in France

As far as possible for all locations in France, places named by Arthur Linfoot in his diary entries have been identified on present-day maps as described below, though not all with complete certainty; many French place-names are used for more than one location, sometimes with supplementary hyphenated names (eg. Longpré-les-Corps-Saints), sometimes not.

Michelin Maps

Brief directions for finding places named are given in footnotes, with map-square references (eg. “D7”) to the Michelin 1:200,000 map 511 “Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardie”, undated but current in 2012/3; and for a few weeks from late May to early July 1918, to the corresponding Michelin map 515 “Champagne-Ardenne.” These Michelin maps include a gazetteer. Road numbers (confusingly, also letter-plus-number, eg. “D3”), when quoted, are sourced directly from these maps although they are invariably confirmed by online sources; see below.

In northern France and in Belgium some WW1 spellings differ from the Flemish versions now in use.

Online Maps

Additionally, for this online rendition of the diaries, places are identified using embedded maps from Google Maps and/or OpenStreetMap where possible.