Why we love it

Maps, photos, and digital artifacts tell the story of one man’s experience serving in the Australian Imperial Forces during World War I. The story map journal follows his route from Australia to Egypt, Greece, and the Dardanelles. We love the use of a linear narrative and strong visual style to evoke a sense of tragedy from the conflict that claimed the lives of more than 28,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers.    

Why it works

The Story Map Journal template is ideal for maps that trace linear events over a period of time. It allows us to work through the story at our own pace, in an ordered manner. As the story builds, the map updates as each page forms part of the overall narrative. An important detail of this map is the basemap, modified to show the geography of international boundaries and place names as it was in 1914.    

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