The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Printers

Date / time: 3 December, 7:00 pm

The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Printers

The lecture is being given by Mark Evans and Ken Burnley on ‘The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Printers’. They will be sharing the little-known story of how a clandestine printing press was made and run by a group of industrious men in a German prisoner of war camp (Oflag-79) in order to mass produce escape maps, towards the end of the second world war.

With Mark’s knowledge of his father’s experiences as a prisoner in the camp and Ken’s life in printing, together they will bring this incredible story to life and shed light on the background, context and the circumstances in how these maps – all to scale and printed in three or four colours – were produced in secret, including the technicalities of their hand-made press, making of inks and printing.

The lecture is being held on 3 December 2019 at 7pm at the St Bride Library, just off Fleet Street.

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