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BWilson

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The Ghost Army
Posted on: 8/20/2017 1:45:42 PM

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“Some of the best assignments we had were to go into the pubs at night and spread misinformation about troop movement,” Wilson said. “It wouldn’t be long until you’d see a pretty young lady get up and start to ease out, and what she didn’t know was that the Free French were on the outside to pick her up. I don’t know what happened to her after that. It was quite an operation.”


 Interesting article. I hadn't realized the members were under a gag order.

Cheers

BW

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: The Ghost Army
Posted on: 8/20/2017 9:48:30 PM
Hi BW,

The Ghost Army saved a lot of Allied Soldiers lives! Here is excerpts from a good PBS Documentary on the subject!?

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Ya gotta love deception!?
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scoucer
Berlin, Germany
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Re: The Ghost Army
Posted on: 8/22/2017 9:16:25 AM
Interesting with the artist Ellsworth Kelly.Was once at an exhibition of his. Found it interesting that his work was influenced by "camouflage ".

Incidentally, the swiss-German painter Paul Klee was also responsible for the camouflage of WW1 fighter planes.

Trevor
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George
Centre Hastings, ON, Canada
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Re: The Ghost Army
Posted on: 8/22/2017 10:47:05 AM
The British were at this deception business early on in the war.

Deception operations were under the control of the London Controlling Section and were significant in the North Africa campaign.

When the US came in and set up its deception unit, was there a co-ordinating committee to oversee deception plans among the allies?

How did they co-ordinate the deception operations in 1944 for example?

cheers,

George

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