Autumn 2016

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Soft silk map — part of the U of A Clothing and Textiles Collection — helped soldiers stay alive during the Second World War

Mapping Out Survival

This soft silk map — part of the U of A Clothing and Textiles Collection — helped soldiers stay alive during the Second World War. A soldier who was shot down or captured in enemy territory could safely hide and use the durable, portable map without alerting enemies to the crinkling of a paper guide. This map shows Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Photo by Richard Siemens