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British World War II silk map of Sumatra (South) and Java (Extreme North West) and on reverse Borneo (South West), Java and Sumatra (Extreme South)

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

Description
A multi-coloured, contoured, double-sided map printed on rayon, 1944 Series South West Pacific Area (SWPA) and Asia
Size
60 cm x 89 cm
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Object Registration
00187
Keywords
world war ii, silk maps, great britain, a187
Historical information
Silk and rayon maps were produced by Great Britain (some 1.75 million in total), the United States (c.7.5 million) and Australia during World War II. They were issued to Allied military personnel as part of 'escape and evasion' kits.
When Made
1944
Significance
This map, printed on rayon, is an original British 'escape and evasion' kit map from World War II.
Inscriptions & Markings
Sheet G Sumatra (South) and Java (Extreme North West) and, on the reverse, Sheet H Borneo (South West), Java and Sumatra (Extreme South)
Last updated
16 Jan 2018 at 2:20PM