Location of the 1914-1918 Battlefields of the Western Front

Our map illustrates the battlefield sectors of the 1914-1918 Western Front. The line of battlefields ran through a wide variety of landscapes from its northern end in the dunes of the West Flanders Belgian coast to the frontier crossing at the village of Pfetterhouse on the Swiss-German (Alsace) border. The Franco-German border east of Belfort and St. Dié is shown on this map as it was in 1914 when war broke out.

Click on a shaded area for the location of the battle sector and a brief comment. Some of the battle sectors are expanded with detailed information pages about the battles fought there, listings of cemeteries, memorials, museums, battle sites, events and visitors’ information.

Map of The Western Front
Vosges Mountains, Alsace: Battlefields of the Vosges Mountains, 1914 - 1915. Lorraine: Battlefields of the Moselle-Meurthe, August 1914. Lorraine: Battlefields of the St. Mihiel Salient, September 1918. Lorraine: Battlefields of Verdun (February - December 1916) and the Meuse-Argonne (September - October 1918). Champagne: Battlefields of Champagne 1914-1918. Marne (Champagne/Marne): Battlefields of the Marne, September 1914 and July-August 1918. Aisne (Aisne/Picardy): Battlefields of the Aisne 1914-1918. Picardy: Battlefields of the Somme, 1914-1918. French Flanders: Battlefield of Cambrai, November 1917. French Flanders/Picardy: Battlefields between Maubeuge and St. Quentin for August 1914 and August/September 1918. Artois: Battlefields of Artois at La Bassee, Loos and Lens. Artois: Battlefields of Loretto Heights and Vimy Ridge. Artois: City of Arras and battlefields east of the city. French Flanders: Battlefields of Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge and Festubert (1915), Fromelles (1916) and the Lys (1918). West Flanders: Battlefields of The Ypres Salient, October 1914 - October 1918. West Flanders: Battlefield of the Yser, 16 October - 10 November 1914. Area deliberately flooded to halt the German advance here. The Belgian Coast, West Flanders: Occupied and fortified by the Imperial German Army following the fall of Antwerp in mid October 1914. Liberated by Allied forces from 17 October 1918. Battle and Siege of Liège (Belgian Wallonia): first battle action on the Western Front from 4 August 1914. City captured by the Imperial German Army on 16 August 1914. City of Namur (Belgian Wallonia): falls to the Imperial German Army on 25 August 1914. Liberated by British forces on 21 November 1918. Mons, Wallonia: First encounter between the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and the Imperial German Army on 23 August 1914. Liberated by the British forces on 11 November 1918 and place where the last shots were reported to be fired on the Western Front on 11 November 1918. City of Antwerp, Flanders: Fell to Imperial German Army on 10 October 1914. Liberated by British forces on 19 November 1918. Alsace: Battlefields of the Alsace Plain, August 1914. Brussels/Bruxelles: Capital city of Belgium occupied by Imperial German forces on 20 September 1914 and liberated by Allied forces on 18 November 1918.

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