British Escape Map Handkerchief

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British Escape Map Handkerchief.

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 MI9, 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. MI9 also smuggled silk and tissue paper escape maps into POW camps in Germany along with other escape aids to encourage POWs to attempt escape.

These Escape Maps Handkerchiefs show Western Europe and all the major Towns and Cities this encapsulates. Made from satin and easily concealable, they'll add the finishing touch to your re-enactment kit. Each map measures approximately 30cm x 30cm.

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