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US World War II multi-coloured map on acetate rayon, printed on both sides, AAF Cloth Map - Southwest Pacific Area, Side 1 - No. 23 North Celebes, Side 2 - No. 24 South Celebes

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 acetate rayon
Size
96 cm x 65 cm
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Object Registration
00189
Keywords
world war ii, silk maps, united states of america, a189
Historical information
Silk and rayon maps were produced by the United States (c. 7.5 million in total), Great Britain (some 1.75 million in total) and Australia during World War II. They were issued to Allied military personnel as part of 'escape and evasion' kits.
When Made
1942-1943
Significance
This map, printed on acetate rayon, is an original US 'escape and evasion' kit map from World War II.
Inscriptions & Markings
AAF Cloth Map - Southwest Pacific Area
Side 1 - No. 23 North Celebes
Side 2 - No. 24 South Celebes
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:13AM