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SOE code silk.
Highly uncommon, wartime enciphering key printed on silk as used by SOE and other clandestine forces. Using the one-time pad system of encription this key was used for encoding and decoding messages and was printed on silk for it's durability and ease of concealment, particularly in clothes. This particular example 40cms x 27cms approx is in good, used condition with some marking and staining.