Planning map for a creeping barrage, Messines Ridge area, June 1917. This map shows the creeping barrage planned for IX Corps (see Map 4) at Messines Ridge. Maps like this would have been distributed to every field artillery brigade involved in the operation.

From "The infantry cannot do with a gun less": the place of the artillery in the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 by Sanders Marble

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  • Map 1. Planning map for a creeping barrage, Messines Ridge area, June 1917. This map shows the creeping barrage planned for IX Corps (see Map 4) at Messines Ridge. Maps like this would have been distributed to every field artillery brigade involved in the operation.