Pub Date 21 May 2019
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Throughout the course of World War II, the Allies engaged in elaborate deceptions to help ensure the success of their troops in battle. From tanks made out of rubber to entire divisions consisting of nothing more than a few wireless operators, these heroic individuals made armies appear out of thin air and kept the German armed forces unsure where the real attack was coming from.
These deceptions ranged from the North African desert to the Normandy landings, and required exceptional discipline and organisation to pull off. This book includes details of SHAEF, who organised many of the deceptions, the First US Army Group (the so-called 'Ghost Army'), the 23rd Camouflage Engineers, and accounts of the double cross agents who risked their lives and freedom to mislead Nazi High Command.
Featuring original research and interviews with veterans who participated in the deceptions, The Ghost Army brings to life the fascinating story of the men and women who made Allied success in World War II possible.
Gerry Souter is a writer, director and photojournalist who worked for the Chicago Tribune and Motorola, before turning his attention to writing full time. Janet Souter has worked in graphic arts, the travel industry and editing, and she has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald and Early American Life. Together they have written more than 50 books, including titles such as Founding Fathers: The Shaping of America and The Vietnam War Experience.