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Barbara Bond spent her career as a map researcher in the Ministry of Defence, eventually becoming the senior civilian Director and Deputy Chief Executive. She is a Fellow and past-Council member of the Royal Geographical Society, and a past-President of the British Cartographic Society. She was Chair of the International Hydrographic Organization's Antarctic Commission from 1992-97 and is the former Pro-Chancellor of Plymouth University.
A history of MI9's efforts in providing secret mapping during WWII. These maps, often printed on silk, were produced for pilots, the SOE and for smuggling to prisoners as an escape aid. It is one of those stories that has fallen between the cracks of secrecy and bad filing, only now, thanks to the investigative work of Barbara Bond are we able to see something like the full story of this race to beat the Germans. ~ Sue Baker Like for Like Reading Mapping the Second World War: The History of the War through Maps from 1939-1945, Peter Chasseaud Most Secret War, R V Jones