Science: Maps for War

Events and armies were moving so fast last week that newspaper mapmakers could not keep up with them. According to the Brussels radio, many American tanks had outrun the maps they had and new ones had to be dropped by plane.

Other news of military maps:

¶ Rhine-crossing paratroopers carried maps that glow in the dark. Amphibious troops as far apart as the Rhine and Okinawa had maps showing high and low water areas, slippery cliffs and rocks.

¶ In each carrier plane's air-sea rescue kit is a Celanese rayon-acetate map, printed on a salt-and-sun-proof pocket handkerchief.

¶ The Army Map Service has turned...

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