Schaffhausen Airey Neave escape map

Description

This silk map was produced to show a section of the German–Swiss border – an area selected by MI9 as a safest crossing point for escapers to reach neutral Switzerland.

The sheet is marked SECRET and contains a comprehensive depiction of a route which should be taken in order to reach the frontier and cross to neutral Switzerland.

The text also contains information on areas which must be avoided (like German posts) and detailed description of the characteristic landmarks.

Full title:
Schaffhausen Airey Neave escape map
Published:
c. 1940, London
Created:
c. 1940
Format:
Map
Creator:
The War Office
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps CC.5.a.424

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