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Australian World War II silk map of Celebes

From the Collection of B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia Inc Corner Farm Rd & Princes Highway Werribee Victoria

Description
An oblong, cream colour, single-sided map printed in black and white with brown contours, Celebes
Size
59 cm x 85 cm
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Object Registration
00185
Keywords
world war ii, silk maps, australia, a185
Historical information
Silk and rayon maps were produced by Australia, Great Britain (some 1.75 million in total) and the United States (c.7.5 million) during World War II. They were issued to Allied military personnel as part of 'escape and evasion' kits.
When Made
1940s
Significance
This silk map, one of relatively few produced in Australia (most Australian RAAF pilots and crew were issued with British and US maps), is an original map from World War II.
Inscriptions & Markings
'Prepared under the direction of RAAF Headquarters'
Celebes (with Insets 'A' to 'E')
Last updated
16 Jan 2018 at 12:26PM