Weird War Two

Peter Taylor

Weird War Two

Peter Taylor

Distributed for Imperial War Museum

192 pages | 155 color plates, 125 halftones | 7 x 7
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9781904897439 Published August 2017 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
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.
Contents
Introduction
Supreme Leaders
Keep Calm
Camouflage and Visual Deception
Soldiering ON
Great Escapes
Keep Mum
Weapons and Inventions
Secret Agents
Animals
Home Fronts
Food and Drink
Time Out
Picture List
Acknowledgements
 
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