RAF tissue paper escape map - Abyssinia
Dimensions:W: 46.5cm (18.3")H: 54.5cm (21.5")
Sheet 'O', Abyissinia. Approximately 46.5 x 54.5cm. Scale 1 : 2,000,000. Printed in black ink with major roads marked in red. Rare tissue paper escape and evasion map. These were the brainchild of Clayton Hutton at MI9. He wanted a map that was strong, silent to use, lightweight and easy to conceal. By using wood pulp from the Mulberry tree this goal was acheived and the resulting maps are incredibly thin and light. They could be screwed up almost silently, soaked in water and yet still used. Due to the lack of bulk they could also be concealed in much smaller spaces than the equivalent silk map. This example is in superb condition, unfolded and crease free. Aside from minor folded corners it is unblemished. Stock code E22137.