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Six-shooter

The Colt Peacemaker, the weapon known as "the gun that won the West” was a .45-caliber with six revolving cylinders manufactured by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. At the time it sold for $17.00.

Behind Enemy Lines

Date: March, 2nd 2013 9:00 am - April, 14th 2013 5:00 pm

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.”