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Object Name: Escape map
Date: 1942
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 35 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. ( 89.2 x 63.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Washington DC
Description: Cotton printed map of northwest Africa with three legends across the bottom; printed in blue, black and red ink on a white ground.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. James G. Strobridge
Object Number: 1967.13
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Marks: printed: all over: "ROAD MAP/ OF/ WEST AFRICA/ SCALE 1:5,000,000/ For use by/ War and Navy Department Agencies only/ Not for sale or distribution/ ..."

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This map was made to facilitate escape of downed U.S. Airforce personnel for the African invasion during World War II. The map was created from old tour books which is why the scale varies in the three sections. The donor recieved the map from the U.S. Army Map Service, with which he was associated.