Map showing proposed RAF air route between UK and the Far East and contemplated US route between North Africa and the Far East

IOR/L/PS/12/2054, f 134

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The record is made up of 1 map. It was created in 2 Aug 1946. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The map is appended to a report by the Joint Planning Staff – a subcommittee of the Chiefs of Staff Committee – examining proposals by the United States for a military air transit route between the Far East and North Africa: JP (46) 142 (Final) see folios 123-135.

The map shows most of the globe with the planned Royal Air Force route illustrated in black and the contemplated US route shown in red. Uncertain portions of the US route are shown as dashed lines, and proposed landing places on both routes have been highlighted. This particular map contains manuscript additions in blue ink.

It contains the following printing statement ‘Geographical Section, General Staff, 1942’.

Extent and format
1 map
Area map covers
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Scale
Scale not given
Scale designator
Horizontal
Orientation
North
Degree coordinates
Top-left: 71° 54' 0" N, -98° 42' 0" W
Top-right: 71° 54' 0" N, 171° 35' 60" E
Bottom-left: -61° 6' 0" S, -98° 42' 0" W
Bottom-right: -61° 6' 0" S, 171° 35' 60" E
Physical characteristics

Materials: printed on paper with manuscript addition in blue ink

Dimensions: 314 x 466mm, on sheet 333 x 500mm

Written in
English in Latin script
Type
Map

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Unrestricted

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IOR/L/PS/12/2054, f 134

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2 Aug 1946 (CE, Gregorian)

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Map showing proposed RAF air route between UK and the Far East and contemplated US route between North Africa and the Far East, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2054, f 134, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100040093654.0x000002> [accessed 18 July 2019]

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