"The Sea - Educational Game"

This is an extremely rare glass top puzzle by R.Journet. 

Recently discovered in outstandingly good condition in a box labelled "The Sea - Educational Game".   It looks as though it might have been made for the US Air Force at the end of WW2. Benzedrine & Sharks we recognise though the uniforms and type of life raft are not our field of expertise.



We are preparing a book about R.Journet and their puzzles and are delighted that this puzzle turned up in time to be included in it.

 

A related WW2 question that you may be able to answer: -

A director of the company R.Journet & Co. was secretly involved in hiding compasses, hacksaws, and maps inside puzzles that were included in recreational parcels sent to WW2 prisoners of war.  The then director, who was involved with this, gave us some examples of the compasses and hacksaws, but he did not have any of the maps.


He could not remember which actual puzzles they were hidden in.  They were the glass-top puzzles and it would be wonderful to locate an example with its original hidden secrets.

Please tell us if you happen to know of any examples still existing with their contents.
We would like to include photos in the new edition of our book on R.Journet & Co.

 

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