London. War Office. 1957.
Two color maps, printed back to back on one fabric sheet 23 1/2 x 34 inches, folded as issued. Otherwise very good condition. This fabric map (also loosely described as a "silk" map) is an "evasion", "survival" or "escape" map compiled for the British forces during the Cold War era, and printed by the British game manufacturer John Waddington Ltd. These light-weight maps, issued in large quantities during the Second World War, contained information to facilitate escape to friendly territory. At a scale of 1:1,000,000 (1 inch to 15.78 miles), the Rangoon map covers the area from coordinates 96 to 102 degrees east and 16 to 20 degrees north, with parts of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and Laos. The map of Mandalay covers the area from coordinates of 96 to 102 degrees east and 20 to 24 degrees north, including a large section of Burma to the west and sections of China, Laos and Thailand to the east. The topography is indicated with contour lines. There is great detail, with marshes, lakes, coral reefs etc marked. Both sides are marked RESTRICTED. Item #40926
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