Mapmaker: British Information Services



  • Silk-Flyers "Escape" Map
  • Brest

    A large sheet published showing the land that would be the sight of the largest invasion in history and the turn around for occupied France. Issued not long before D-Day, this map shows the area of the Normandy invasion and more. States at the top of the sheet that this is "For use by War and Navy Department Agencies only Not for sale or distribution". Shows roads, towns, land quality, and the scads of nearby islands that dot the coast, including Guernsey and Jersey. A fascinating look at this region on the brink of great change.

    Condition is good with some soiling. Image size is approximately 35 x 31