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Weird War Two : Intriguing Items and Surprising Stuff From the Second World War - (Hardcover)

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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.
?Weird War Two 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.
Number of Pages: 191
Genre: History, Reference
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Peter Taylor
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 51715182
UPC: 9781904897439
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-2698
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