Sunday, May 5, 2019

Named Locations on WWI Middle East Maps

When I first browsed WWI Middle East maps I was a little confused by the locations marked on them.  I thought they were towns, but in reality they were not.  Below is an example of part of a WWI Middle East map.

Here are some examples of location from this map that I thought were towns.
  • Bir Abu Rami
  • Bir en Nuss
  • Hod El Enna
  • Tell El Farama
  • Hod Marzugiat
It took a little bit, but I figured it out.  Here are what these locations really are:
  • Bir: well
  • Hod: oasis
  • Tel: hill
Some additional features:
  • Khirbet (or Kh.): ruin
  • Beit: house or small village
Hopefully this is of some help for wargamers trying to figure out what all these named locations found on the maps.  I'm sure there are additional locations I did explore and I welcome if people want to share their English equivalent.