Wwii U.s. Escape And Evasion Silk Map 1943 Holland , France , Belgium , Germany
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Wwii U.s. Escape And Evasion Silk Map 1943 Holland , France , Belgium , Germany :
These maps are commonly thought of as being made of silk but more likely are from rayon acetate material. They were issued to allied forces to serve as a navigation aid when down in enemy territory in order to prevent capture or aid escape. They unfolded without making a sound and are also water resistant.From slings to water filtration, there were many ways that these maps could help in an emergency in addition to aiding with navigation.