Secret map and compass pencil

Dave Lovell spotted these crafty pencils with escape route maps inserted into the pencil barrel from WW2

“I was particularly interested in the Maps for POWs secreted inside pencils. I wonder whether this cunning plan, expertly implemented led to any successful escapes. Maps were essential to the war effort on all sides of the conflict. http://www.escape-maps.com/ and https://www.bl.uk/maps/articles/escape-and-evasion-maps-of-world-war-ii

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