While writing my World War II espionage thriller OP-DEC: Operation Deceit, I didn’t get into the weird. Neither did I bother to explore this fertile ground with the upcoming sequel. These topics would be best left for a book of different temperament. When I say weird, I really mean it. I could see these inventions making it in a steampunk fantasy or a fun and comedic look at the era like 1941. I don’t think my manuscript would quite carry the noir feel I was looking for if I employed any one of these. Then again, Roger Rabbit proved that cartoon hijinks and noir marry up pretty well.
Have you poked around YouTube.com to take a look at the vintage reels out there? Smithsonian includes one of these gems in the link below, which will then link viewers to similar videos. Thank you, YouTube!
Maybe the information here will inspire you and be included in your next work? Have a look at the articles linked below and enjoy!
Bats and Balloon Bombs: The Weird Weapons That Could Have Won WWII
Here are some more weird weapons…