Escape map, Germany

Places
Accession Number RC00086
Map call number Escape Map Collection
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Map
Maker Gardiner, Edward
Place made Germany
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Hand drawn map, traced with carbon paper from a German automobile map, used by Private Gardiner in his successful attempt to escape from Westerhalt Internment Camp, along with Private E. Evanson. Following his capture at Mocquet Farm on 22 August 1916, Gardiner tried unsuccessfully to escape over the Dutch border. Following forced labour in a coal mine, Gardiner's second attempt met with success.