inverted maps

Elizabeth T. Gray, JR. All rights reserved.

Belgian Flanders, 1917

As a rule it was North
up and scale
consistent from
sheet to sheet

but for a few weeks
early on certain
sheets had
German batteries

up—disorienting
for us but exactly how
it looked
to the guns.


Notes on Sources
This poem draws from Chasseaud, Peter. Artillery’s Astrologers: A History of British Survey and Mapping on the Western Front 1914-1918. Lewes, East Sussex, UK: Mapbooks, 1999. 54.