Animated maps on the BBC People’s War site.

Living History

I’d forgotten how good the animated maps were on the old BBC site.

Go see this one on the Italian Campaign :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/wwtwo_map_italy/index_embed.shtml

Over simplified ?…………… that’s for sure, but if you want to get a feel for the way the campaign developed and you wanted to check up on the dates then this is a good place as any to start.

To see a listing of all the animated maps try GOOGLE, using “BBC Animated Maps”

I’ve listed some of them below for you.

www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_ani_wester…
Most WW1 soldiers died on the Western Front, use our animated map to watch what happened at the battles of Ypres, Verdun and the Somme.
www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_overlo…
Animated Map: Operation Overlord. Winston Churchill said that Operation Overlord was ‘undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult’ ever undertaken.
www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_d_day….
Animated Map: The D-Day Landings. After much of Europe had been occupied by the Axis powers for four years, the Allies finally launched their campaign to
www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_fall_f…
Even though millions of French troops were manning the defensive Maginot Line in early 1940, Hitler’s brilliant blitzkrieg strategy caught the Allies by surprise,
www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_north_…
The war in the desert made Bernard Montgomery one of Britain’s most famous generals, and gave the German General Erwin Rommel the nickname ‘Desert
www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/
BBC History – Animations index page. Animated Map: Battle of the Somme · Graphic from ‘Animated Map: Battle of the Somme’ game An in-depth analysis of
www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_el_ala…
Animated Map: The Battle of El Alamein. For three years, Axis and Allied forces chased each other over the hostile terrain of the North African desert. The tide
www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_italy_…
Animated Map: The Italian Campaign. After the defeat of the Axis forces in North Africa, the stage is set for the Allies to re-enter the occupied European mainland.
www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_ani_somme_…
Animated Map: Battle of the Somme. The Battle of the Somme was one of the most significant campaigns of World War One, as the Allied forces attempted to
www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/western_fr…
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