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Mapping for War and Peace - Ordnance Survey’s maps and the First World War

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Surveyors on a First World War battlefield. (Image: © Crown copyright)

Far from its traditional image as the publisher of leisure maps for ramblers and cyclists exploring idyllic countryside, where the only disturbance is the rustle of a cagoule or the whirr of a freewheel, the Ordnance Survey’s origins are associated …