Chaumont HQ Battle Map

Description
Gen. John J. Pershing commanded the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. When he arrived in France, he established his headquarters at Chaumont, where his war room included this large situation map. During the course of operations, the map was regularly replaced by another map peeled from a block of identical maps. Identical updated maps were distributed to all subordinate commands, allowing a degree of coordination never before achieved. This map sheet shows troop dispositions on the Western Front the day the war ended, November 11, 1918.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
map
associated date
1918
user
Pershing, John J.
American Expeditionary Force
associated place
Europe
ID Number
AF*35016
catalog number
35016
accession number
182935
subject
Military
Measuring & Mapping
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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