Map of the first sector occupied by the 88th Division in France
Proud publication of the 88th Infantry Division in France during WWI.
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The Camp Dodger was a WWI publication that originated with the 88th Infantry Division at its headquarters at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Printing continued as the unit moved through France as part of the American Expeditionary Force, and overseas editions were published in Paris after the Armistice in 1918.
This map was issued as a supplement to the publication in early 1919, and shows the dispositions of individual elements of the division spread across the French countryside at the end of the war. Although the division isn’t credited with any direct combat action, according to text below the title, the unit was renowned as having the best Intelligence organization of any command in the sector. It doesn’t come as a surprise to find out that the intelligence section of the division were the ones responsible for designing the map!
On the verso is a chart detailing the insignia of all AEF combat units in the theater, including the clover leaf of the 88th.
Newman, John . “The Camp Dodger: A Military Newspaper of the First World War.” Books at Iowa, no.10, 1969, pp. 24-30. https://doi.org/10.17077/0006-7474.1042
Publication Date: 1918
Author: G-2 Section of HQ 88th Infantry Division
Sheet Width (in): 17.70
Sheet Height (in): 11.30
Condition Description: Moderate discoloration and wear along fold lines, including a few points of separation. A few faint spots of foxing are also visible, but the sheet remains in good to very good condition.