Ernest Brough and Harper Collins tell the story of a young WWII digger’s tale at war, from signing up as a naive country boy to the horrors of battle, and a daring escape across occupied territory in the book Dangerous Days, A Diggers Great Escape. This map of the Mediterranean is set during the period of 1941-44. It highlights the Australian General Hospital in Kantara, Egypt as this was crucial to the story. Ernst was keen for the map to take on a slightly ‘historic’ look and feel, hence the old style north rose, and bearing lines radiating from the centre of the rose. Adding tint bands around the boundaries of each country complimented the overall look and feel of the map.