Original U.S. WWII Airborne "Zones of France" D-Day Silk Map - Dated March 1944 - WEA Western European Area

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a rare hard to find March, 1944 dated "Zones of France", Scale 1:2.000.000, silk map. On D-Day, this map was mainly worn by US airborne troops around their neck.

In February 1944, in preparation for D-Day, the Intelligence School No. 9 (IS9) responsible for Western European Area (WEA) produced a second edition of the rayon map of France, printed in colors on one side, 1:2.000.000 scale (1 cm for 20 km). This map, called Zones of France in reference to the division of France after the Armistice, is mainly issued to SOE agents, Jedburgh teams, Operation Groups of the OSS and American and British paratroopers involved behind enemy lines during the liberation of the territory.
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