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.
- Article by:
- Dr Barbara A. Bond
Dr. Barbara A. Bond introduces the MI9's emergency escape and evasion mapping programme and shares the fascinating stories of secret maps used by prisoners of World War II and the contribution they made to victory.