Behind Enemy Lines

Fact #7 (deck-of-cards)

Deck of Cards

Each of the suits in a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the Middle Ages. Heart represented the Church; Spades represented the military; Clubs represented agriculture; and Diamonds represented the merchant class.

Behind Enemy Lines: Evasion and Escape Aids of World War II

March 2 – April 14, 2013

Lost in enemy territory, your best chance of survival fit in your pocket.

Soldiers forced down in enemy territory during World War II carried a secret weapon unlike anything seen before—evasion and escape aids.  See the top-secret gadgets, maps and survival kits that kept soldiers alive behind enemy lines.

This exhibition was guest curated by R. E. Baldwin, author of “Last Hope: The Blood Chit Story.

 

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