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Weird War Two

Weird War Two

by Peter Taylor

Hardback Publication Date: 15/06/2017

  $42.25
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.
ISBN:
9781904897439
9781904897439
Category:
Reference works
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-06-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Imperial War Museum
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
177.8x177.8x22.86mm

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