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The Second World War

Northern Europe and France Maps

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Maps of Northern Europe and France printed on textile and tissue paper issued to soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines.

 

Captain Cecil Riding (Jock) grew up near Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire. In 1940 he joined the Coldstream Guards before transferring to the Highland Light Infantry in 1941. In February 1944 Cecil Riding was selected for the newly formed Special Air Service (SAS) and was posted on special duty throughout occupied Western Europe in 1944 and 1945 for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

 

 

Materials/Media:
Tissue/Textile
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2012.18.13-14,15-17
Digital Number:
DMCR048a-b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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