The Ghost Army of World War II

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Luxembourg Luxembourg today. I suspect the view probably isn’t all that different from when the Americans saw it in WWII. Image courtesy of Koan, Morguefile.

It’s amazing what people will do to win a battle or a war. You have to admire their cleverness.

I’ve just read a wonderful book by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, called The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects and Other Audacious Fakery. If you like WWII history, art or military history, I strongly recommend it.

Near the end of World War II, there was a top-secret U.S. Army unit known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. This particular Army unit was expressly formed for the purpose of deceiving the enemy. The people in it were artists, designers, radio operators and engineers.

The idea behind the 23rd was to mimic Army movements, put…

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