Matchbook Trickery

Matchbook Trickery

In wartime, generals use every tool in their arsenal – from ammunition to propaganda, even matchbooks! Psychological warfare—mind games—were powerful tools in the history of warfare and remain so today. The mind is a powerful tool, and many generals planning and...
Inflatables in WW 2

Inflatables in WW 2

Inflatables—nothing more than plastic filled with air—are put to an endless amount of uses. Besides their entertainment value, inflatables can provide transportation, ranging from a child’s raft to a military-grade Zodiac. They can also be used to create an illusion,...
The Homeless Man Decoy

The Homeless Man Decoy

All’s fair in love and war right? That’s what the Allies believed during World War II when they pulled the homeless man decoy – formally called Operation Mincemeat – on the German Army. What was this spectacular set-up and how did it play out?...
Japanese Jellyfish Bomb

Japanese Jellyfish Bomb

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a… bomb? In the 1940s, the Japanese developed a new type of bomb: the Japanese balloon bomb, more commonly known as the jellyfish bomb. Keep reading to learn more about this unique war tactic and its uses....
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