A miniaturist recently rediscovered a purchase he had made at an auction several years before.
Wrapped in a newspaper dated 1960 were two peculiar pins that had been manipulated so they could contain some kind of liquid.
Could these pins be the actual prototypes of a poison-filled pin that U2 pilot Gary Powers was carrying when his spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in the early years of the Cold War?
History Detectives heads to Washington D.C. and top secret Army base, Fort Detrick, Maryland to take a closer look at Cold War intrigue and the device that may have fueled the ultimate showdown.
- Also with Elyse Luray Pebble in the Sand Is this rock found on a beach a link to an ancient civilization or just another pebble in the sand?
- Also with Elyse Luray Birth Control Box Could this unusual wooden box be an early contraceptive device?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 China Marine Jacket Can the symbols on this jacket identify a marine who may have witnessed paradise tumbling into disaster?
- Related Investigation N.E.A.R Device Was this device invented to help Americans believe they could survive a Soviet nuclear attack?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Lou Gehrig Autograph Did Lou Gehrig autograph this ticket on the day he announced his retirement?
- Also in Season 3 Slave Banjo Is this the only surviving banjo carried by former slaves following Emancipation?
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