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Curio: Cloth Maps from the WVS


The British Women's Volunteer Service began in 1938 to help support the troops during WWII. Their ranks would ultimately rise to 1 million and their work covered nearly every aspect of life in Britain.

One of the most fascinating projects they were tasked with was to sew cloth maps to help with military planning.

This video, from 1943, shows how they made they maps - not only were they useful for the war effort, but they were clearly works of art in and of themselves.

British Pathé is an historical footage organization.

#WVS #maps

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