The Map Makers

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The Map Makers: D-Day Invasion Maps
D-Day Invasion Maps
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  August 7, 2010

The final episode tells the fascinating story of maps during wartime, featuring the tale of the 'Bigot Maps'. These maps were the most confidential and secret of World War II and contained information about the enemy territory and defences. One map in particular was stolen from Nazi headquarters by a house painter/spy, who hid it behind a mirror, and later retrieved it to pass on to the Allied forces. The episode looks at the incredible stories of bravery and treachery which went into the creation and procurement of the 'Bigot Maps'.

The final episode tells the fascinating story of maps during wartime, featuring the tale of the 'Bigot Maps'. These maps were the most confidential and secret of World War II and contained information about the enemy territory and defences. One map in particular was stolen from Nazi headquarters by a house painter/spy, who hid it behind a mirror, and later retrieved it to pass on to the Allied forces. The episode looks at the incredible stories of bravery and treachery which went into the creation and procurement of the 'Bigot Maps'.

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