British (Airborne) Silk Escape Map CD Holland Belgium And France - Mint Condition
This is an IMO mint example of a British made European Theater 1943 series C/D silk escape map. With Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland. During World War II, the United States and Great Britain produced in excess of 3.5 million silk maps and cloth maps for Allied military personnel to use as escape maps. In 1940, the British military intelligence unit, known as MI 9, started issuing silk maps for use by British aircrews shot down over enemy occupied territory in Europe. The silk maps were intended to assist airman in evading capture. MI 9 also smuggled silk and tissue paper escape maps into POW camps in Germany along with other escape aids to encourage POWs to attempt.The scale of this set of maps are 1:1,000,000. Cannot be upgraded.