Couldn’t resist getting this book out, a republication of the rare OSS weapons manual (OSS Special Weapons and Equipment, Spy Devices of WWII, by H. Keith Melton).
Pictures speak louder than words, so herewith:
The .22 caliber cigarette. Careful who you share ciggies with!
Simulated poop smell. Highly offensive.
Cool! A folding motorbike for air drops. I say, invented by the British. Top speed 30mph!
No spy would be caught without a miniature camera.
The famous pen gun.
Exploding coal! Confound your enemies and amuse your friends. Breaks the ice at parties!
Take that! Oof!
What, no suicide pill?
Probably not a problem for Katniss.
For the cryptos…
This is just a small selection. There were actually suicide pills (L-pills). don’t smoke cigarettes? There was also an exploding pipe (Captain Haddock anyone?). Great boy’s own stuff…