WWII linger made from silk maps! In the line of duty: how the British followed fashion during the second world war

The line of duty: how the British followed fashion during the second world war

WWII linger made from silk maps! In the line of duty: how the British followed fashion during the second world war

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

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

WW2 rationed Silk Escape Map dress

WW2 rationed Silk Escape Map dress

This well-used map of France is made of silk cloth, and maps of this sort were issued to officers in advance of the D-Day invasion of Norman...

D-Day escape & evasion map (1944

This well-used map of France is made of silk cloth, and maps of this sort were issued to officers in advance of the D-Day invasion of Norman...

How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POW's Escape During World War II

How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POWs Escape During World War II

How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POW's Escape During World War II

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.

WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate

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.

Silk map dress modelled by Harriet Dakin

WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate

Dressing gown made from silk 'escape maps' issued to WW2 Allied aircrew

Dressing gown made from silk 'escape maps' issued to WW2 Allied aircrew

Silk map dress

WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate


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This well-used map of France is made of silk cloth, and maps of this sort were issued to officers in advance of the D-Day invasion of Norman...

D-Day escape & evasion map (1944

This well-used map of France is made of silk cloth, and maps of this sort were issued to officers in advance of the D-Day invasion of Norman...

A dress made from WW2 silk maps, given to RAF soldiers to help them find a route out of enemy territory, sells in North Yorkshire.

WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate

A dress made from WW2 silk maps, given to RAF soldiers to help them find a route out of enemy territory, sells in North Yorkshire.

dress made from WWII silk escape and evade maps, given to RAF crew to help them find a route out of enemy territory if shot down behind enemy lines, sewn c. 1945-1950 and sold 2016, UK

WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate

dress made from WWII silk escape and evade maps, given to RAF crew to help them find a route out of enemy territory if shot down behind enemy lines, sewn c. 1945-1950 and sold 2016, UK

In the line of duty: how the British followed fashion during the second world war

The line of duty: how the British followed fashion during the second world war

In the line of duty: how the British followed fashion during the second world war

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

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

How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POW's Escape During World War II

How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POWs Escape During World War II

How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POW's Escape During World War II

Silk map recycled into clothes WW2

Silk map recycled into clothes WW2

The back of the jacket - it has a lovely swing to it

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The back of the jacket - it has a lovely swing to it

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