Weird War Two

Weird War Two

Intriguing Items And Surprising Stuff From The Second World War

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A war as extensive and long-lasting as World War II produces an incalculable number of artifacts. And museums as big and well-stocked as the Imperial War Museums have plenty of the ones you’d expect to find: tanks, jets, helmets, guns, and the like. But there was a whole lot more to the war -- and a surprising amount of it is, well, downright weird. This pulls the strangest items from deep within the IWM’s archives to offer a surprising new, wildly entertaining angle on the war. From wacky inventions such as flying jeeps and bat bombs to elusive secret agents, from wholly bizarre propaganda posters to a dummy whose role as a decoy enabled a daring escape, and from inflatable tanks to painted cows -- really -- Weird War Two reminds us that human ingenuity is boundless, yet at the same time that usually means that truth ends up stranger than fiction.
Publisher: London : Imperial War Museums, c2017.
ISBN: 9781904897439
1904897436
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm

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