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Escape and Evasion / Survival aids - Silk maps and Escape Compasses + more!

Article about: Very neat addition to your collection, fine maps indeed. All you need to find is a slight variation and then it is impossible to part with! I will be posting a very rare MI-9 German Identity

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    I expect you’re bored looking at Zones of France maps but I love them. This one is in near mint condition. Beautiful bright colours and absolutely no fraying. It looks as if it was folded up as issued and never saw the light of day again until now.
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    Quote by Grimebox View Post
    I expect you’re bored looking at Zones of France maps but I love them. This one is in near mint condition. Beautiful bright colours and absolutely no fraying. It looks as if it was folded up as issued and never saw the light of day again until now.
    Not bored at all! I enjoy looking at them...any of the evasion maps, really. That one looks like a real beauty! Based on my interest in Operation Overlord, my own grandfather's involvement in the campaign and his trek across France/Germany in the war, I'd love to get one for my collection as well. Just haven't come across one yet, but I keep looking! Thanks for sharing! This is one of my favorite threads.

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    **** UPDATE ****

    Regarding the Norwegian maps shown in post #296 I have now read SECRET ALLIANCES by Tony Insall. Having read the chapter on the SIS Coast watchers I now believe that these maps relate to a small group of men based in and around the fjords of Northern Norway. Their role, having been trained by SIS (Secret Intelligence Service - modern day, MI6) was to watch German shipping off the coast of Norway and radio their movements back to the U.K. It was obviously a very dangerous role with the risk of being caught very high. They were supplied with equipment from airdrops and I suspect that this unique series of maps was produced in order to assist with the escape to Sweden should the need arise.
    So whilst not Tirpitz specific this was one of the ships that they monitored as it was moored in the area.

    MILITÆRHISTORISK SAMLING - GAUSDAL, SIS

    I have found out a little bit about the original owner who was clearly a man with fingers in a lot of pies and working at the highest levels of security.
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