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In the following letter, Harvard scientist EARL P. STEVENSON recommends dropping bomb-wielding bats over enemy territory. Throughout history, creatures large and small have been "weaponized" to attack military and civilian populations. Animals often prove unreliable as soldiers, however, and this plan was ultimately scrapped. The following is an exclusive excerpt from the Simon & Schuster audiobook BEHIND THE LINES by Andrew Carroll, read by Adam West -- television's Batman. Get transcript

Marines on Okinawa, 1945 (GLC06567)
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