Big blimps and little lieutenants

TitleDaily Mail War Map
CreatorGeorge Philip & Son
Dimensions57 × 86 cm
LocationLeventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library
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This World War I map from the Daily Mail uses pictorial icons like soldiers, airplanes, and bags of gold to show the relative strengths of the war’s European combatants. These symbols are placed on color coded backgrounds that correspond with each country’s allegiance in the war (in 1914, when this map was published) and match the colored political boundaries of each country on the map. Also included on the map are army headquarters, army corps numbers, fortified towns or naval stations, lines of forts, forts, airship depots, principal wireless telegraph stations, and principal railways.