Topic: BatzS - El Mazar
Bir el Mazar
Sinai, 17 September 1916
1:40,000 map of Bir el Mazar
Contour Map of the Area around Bir el Mazar
The above map was drawn up by the Aerial Mapping Section in Cairo, 8 February 1917. This map illustrates the area surrounding Bir el Mazar where the Light Horse and Ottoman forces fought each other on 17 September 1916. The nature of the terrain is well demonstrated as well as the emerging mapping skills derived from aerial photography, a skill in its infancy but becoming increasingly sophisticated. The map enables a reader to follow the details given in the various accounts to pin point accuracy.
Calculating distances on this map is simple. Each numbered square is 1,000 yards by 1,000 yards.
Citation: Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, 1:40,000 map of Bir el Mazar