This 1:50,000 map of Friesoythe, on the Dutch frontier, was issued to the Canadian Army in the spring of 1945, when Germany was invaded by the Allied forces. Friesoythe was the scene of one of the first battles fought by the Canadian Army on German soil on April 14th, 1945. While issued under the authority of British War Office, I believe these maps were actually printed on mobile map-printing units of the Royal Engineers, on the continent.Map & Data Library, University of Toronto
A dress made from silk maps given to RAF soldiers in WW2 to help them find a route out of enemy territory has been sold for an undisclosed sum. The dress, made from 'escape and evade' maps, is thought to be from 1945-50. Maps were printed on silk during the war because it is durable and was easy to conceal in soldiers' clothing.
How gorgeous is this vintage map lingerie? Made from silk maps during the WW2 period, it's currently on display at the #iwmnorth in #Manchester #WW2 #fashionontheration http://thatbritishbetty.com/#vintage #history #silkmaps #Ration #British