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RAF Escape & Evasion Map - European

RAF Escape & Evasion Map - European

Code: SOLD-1603

SOLD
Scale 1 : 633,600 or 10 miles/inch. Double sided - mainly black, red and blue on white. Silk/rayon. Approx. 45 x 55cm. A very nice general map of Ireland. One side is shows Northern Ireland and the Southern Ireland down to Galway Bay. The reverse shows the remaining part of Southern Ireland. Although Ireland was officially neutral during WW2, and didn't declare support for either side, in practice Luftwaffe pilots crash-landing within the country were interned. RAF and other allied airmen were often allowed to cross the border into British territory although some were also interned. This map was presumbly intended for allied crews who wanted to ensure a swift passage back to British soil. Hemmed edges. Clean but has been folded and is a little creased/crumpled. Excellent condition. Stock code E19305.