World War II Escape Scarves

World War II Escape Scarves

During the second world war, the British army created a secret organisation called MI-9, in charge of providing the pilots with escape means. Christopher Clayton Hutton, a RAF skilled pilot, developped a set of objects for that purpose. The escape scarf being the most iconic object of the set.

Printing military maps on silk scarfs then on rayon presented several interests: providing information to the military about their area on an easy to conceal map, hard wearing and quietly unfoldable.

French brand, Bonhomme has selected 8 designs from a 1950s British army dead stock. They come in beautiful old world packaging, including a note relating the history of the escape scarfs.

More info: Bonhomme (h/t: messynessychic)

World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves
World War II Escape Scarves

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