Map, "Zones of France", 1944
Genuine WWII US silk map "Zones of France". Scale 1:2.000.000, dated March 1944.
WWII US genuine silk map "Zones of France". Scale 1:2.000.000, dated March 1944.
On D-Day, this map was mainly used by US airborne troops who wore it around the neck.
In February 1944, in preparation for D-Day, Intelligence School No. 9 (IS9), responsible for Western European Area (WEA) produced a second edition of the map of France, in color, printed on rayon, 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 distributed to the agents of SOE, Jedburgh teams, to Operation Groups of the OSS and American and British paratroopers involved behind enemy lines during the liberation of the territory.