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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IS THIS A WORLD WAR TWO MILITARY ESCAPE MAP?

2010  THE YEAR OF VALLEY ADVENTURES


 A reason silk stockings became scarce during WWII

  During the Second World War, the United States (MIS-X) and British military  produced over 3,500,000 silk and tissue paper maps. They were to be used chiefly for  escape purposes. The map in this photograph was scanned by Gerald Fecht for The  Museum’s Archives from the collection of Valley historian Porky Johnson in 2010. It was  tucked into a larger paper map of the 1932 Olympic Games. At first, Jerry assumed  that it might have been a tourist souvenier but noting that the usual tourist-stuff  was missing investigated its possibility as a military device. (refer to image number 2000.)





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