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WWII Ghost Army

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Squire Robertsson, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Squire Robertsson

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    Saw a documentary about this. Amazing.
     
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    Interesting bit about this from another site:

    "From a distance, an English farmer could see that sometime overnight a column of Sherman tanks had parked on his field. One of his bulls also noticed the American tanks and was eyeing one of them warily. Suddenly, the bull lunged. The farmer braced himself for the sight of one of his prized bovines cracking its skull against armor plating.

    The bull struck the tank at top speed, and with a lazy hiss of air, the Sherman deflated into a pile of olive-drab rubber sheeting. The bull and the farmer had stumbled onto one of the most elaborate deceptions in the history of warfare: the creation of a phantom army to divert attention from the real Allied army poised to invade France in the spring of 1944.


    http://www.americainwwii.com/articles/pattons-ghost-army/
     
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    The one by PBS? Watched it this afternoon. Interesting the level of detail that these guys payed attention to.
     
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