World Weird Two?

April 04, 2018

World Weird Two?

APRIL 1st,  24 hours of anxious awaiting April fools pranks.

Why World Weird Two?

‘World weird 2’ is an eccentric encyclopedia of the Second World War: the bizarre, baffling and amusing. Contains over 250 colour and black and white images showcasing some of the weird and wonderful material from IWM's unparalleled archive.

We thought we would share some of our fave peculiar pics considering its April fools day, let's have a laugh...

SEA DOG

IWM (A3396)

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Venus, the bulldog mascot of the destroyer HMS Vansittart helping boost morale.

 

SOFT SHOE SHUFFLE

IWM (EQU 12207)

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These sinister looking overshoes were designed for Special Operations Executive agents operating in South East Asia. Sneaky little idea to fool the Japanese into thinking the footprints belonged to the locals rather than a soldier!

 

TAKING THE MICKEY

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Mickey Mouse style gas masks were made colourful to look less intimidating to small children.

We have saved our fave til last.. the ‘READY FOR A WOOF LANDING’

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Meet Salvo the ‘paradog’

Here he is completing a parachute jump during training at Andrews field, near Great sailing, Essex.

These dogs were dropped behind German lines to accompany Allied-D Day troops to sniff out mines.

 

We’ve enjoyed having a flick through this book, some real amusing images in there!
If you fancy grabbing it yourselves ,CLICK here!

 

Remember don’t believe everything you hear today..

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!

 





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