Weird War Two by Peter TaylorWeird War Two by Peter Taylor

Weird War Two

byPeter Taylor

Hardcover | August 15, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.92 online 
$32.50 list price save 11%
Earn 145 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


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.
Peter Taylor worked at the Imperial War Museum for three years and is the author of Weird War One.  
Title:Weird War TwoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.9 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Imperial War MuseumsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1904897436

ISBN - 13:9781904897439

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Supreme Leaders
Keep Calm
Camouflage and Visual Deception
Soldiering ON
Great Escapes
Keep Mum
Weapons and Inventions
Secret Agents
Home Fronts
Food and Drink
Time Out
Picture List