Atlas of World War I

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The Wikimedia Atlas of the World is an organized and commented collection of geographical, political and historical maps available at Wikimedia Commons.
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Atlas of World War I

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World maps

Map with the Participants in World War I:

Pre-war Situation

Europe 1914
European military alliances in 1914
European colonies 1914

Course of the War


The world

The world August 1914
The world May 1918

Western Front

The Schlieffen Plan
Battle of the Frontiers, August 1914
First Battle of the Marne, 5-9 September 1914
Race to the Sea, September to October 1914
Stabilized front line, October 1914
Western front 1915 and 1916
Battle of Verdun, February to December 1916
Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June 1916
Battle of the Somme, July to November 1916
German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, Battle of Arras (1917), Second Battle of the Aisne, January to May 1917
German Spring Offensive, March to July 1918
Allied Hundred Days Offensive, 25 September to 11 November 1918 (Armistice with Germany (Compiègne))

Eastern Front

August to September 1914
Battle of Tannenberg (1914), August 1914
October to Winter 1914
Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes, February 1915
Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive and Russian retreat, May to Winter 1915
March 1916
Brusilov Offensive, June to September 1916
Armistice line, December 1917, and territory occupied by the Central Powers until the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, 3 March 1918

Balkans Front

Battle of Cer, August 1914
Battle of Kolubara, November to December 1914
Collapse of Serbia and Salonika Front, October to December 1915
Salonika Front, December 1915 to 1916

Italian Front

Battles of the Isonzo, June 1915 to September 1917
Battle of Caporetto, October to November 1917
Battle of Vittorio Veneto, October to 3 November 1918 (Armistice of villa Giusti)

Romanian Front

Romanian advance, August to September 1916
Central Powers counteroffensive to 25 October 1916
Continuing Operations, November 1916 to January 1917

Mesopotamian campaign

Battle of Basra (1914), December 1914
January to July 1915
July to November 1915
First Battle of Kut, September 1915
Second Battle of Kut, February 1916

Dardanelles campaign

Attempted forcing of the Dardanelles and Gallipoli landings, February to April 1915

Sinai and Palestine campaign

Canal defences and First Battle of Gaza, 1916 to 26 March 1917
Operations, Fall of 1917
Battle of Megiddo, September 1918

Caucasus campaign

Caucasus front in 1916

African theatre

German claims in Africa, according to Germany's Future," published in Berlin (1917)
German claims in Africa, according to professor Delbruck (1917)
South-West African campaign, 1915


Independence of ► Finland and Finnish Civil War, 1918
Recreation of ► Poland and Polish-Soviet War
[[|border|251x400px]] Creation of Yugoslavia, 1918
Territorial losses of ► Germany under the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919
  1. Northern Schleswig to ► Denmark
  2. West Prussia and Province of Posen to ► Poland
  3. Free City of Danzig
  4. Memel Territory under international control
  5. Parts of Upper Silesia to ► Poland
  6. Hlučín Region to ► Czechoslovakia
  7. Alsace-Lorraine to ► France
  8. Eupen-Malmedy to ► Belgium
Breakup of Austria-Hungary under the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1919), 10 September 1919, and Treaty of Trianon, 4 June 1920
Territorial losses of ► Bulgaria under the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, 27 November 1919
Partitioning of the Ottoman Empire under the Treaty of Sèvres, 10 August 1920
[[|border|251x400px]] Democratic Republic of Armenia between 1919 and 1920
► the Soviet Union (western part) after its creation, December 1922
Modern ► Turkey after the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1923, and the Treaty of Lausanne, 24 July 1923
League of Nations mandates
Europe 1923

Notes and references


General remarks:

  • The WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Atlas of the World is an organized and commented collection of geographical, political and historical maps available at Wikimedia Commons. The main page is therefore the portal to maps and cartography on Wikimedia. That page contains links to entries by country, continent and by topic as well as general notes and references.
  • Every entry has an introduction section in English. If other languages are native and/or official in an entity, introductions in other languages are added in separate sections. The text of the introduction(s) is based on the content of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. For sources of the introduction see therefore the Wikipedia entries linked to. The same goes for the texts in the history sections.
  • Historical maps are included in the continent, country and dependency entries.
  • The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
  • The maps of former countries that are more or less continued by a present-day country or had a territory included in only one or two countries are included in the atlas of the present-day country. For example the Ottoman Empire can be found in the Atlas of Turkey.

Entries available in the atlas

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Historical eras
States with wide recognition
States with limited recognition
Dependencies and other overseas territories
Country subdivisions
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United Kingdom
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Disputed subnational territories
Other regions
Former sovereign states
Former dependencies and overseas territories
Former disputed territories