The Ghost Army Of World War II

The Ghost Army of World War II
Publisher Chronicle Books
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9781616894528
Rating 4/5 from 6 reviews
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The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect example of a little-known, highly imaginative, and daring maneuver that helped open the way for the final drive to Germany. It is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches along the way—ultimately, a story of success against great odds. I enjoyed it enormously. – Tom Brokaw In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs—including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey—landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Between missions the artists filled their duffel bags with drawings and paintings and dragged them across Europe. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end. The Ghost Army of World War II is the first publication to tell the full story of how a traveling road show of artists wielding imagination, paint, and bravado saved thousands of American lives.

The Ghost Army of World War II
  • Author : Rick Beyer,Elizabeth Sayles
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12

The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect example of a little-known, highly imaginative, and daring maneuver that helped open the way for the final drive to Germany. It is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches along the way—ultimately, a story of success against

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Ghost Army of World War II
  • Author : Jack Kneece
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-05-31

The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops was a force of only 1,000 men who, with skilled deceptions, often masqueraded as 34,000.

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U S  Ghost Army
  • Author : Nel Yomtov
  • Publisher : Amazing World War II Stories
  • Release Date : 2019-08

"Describes the special unit in World War II known as the U.S. Ghost Army, and how it used fake props and special effects to mislead German forces in several important missions"--

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Spy on History  Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army
  • Author : Enigma Alberti
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23

Your mission: Find Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook. And discover one of the most unusual stories of World War II. Meet the 603rd Camouflage Engineers, better known as the Ghost Army. This group of artists and sound engineers were trained to deceive the Germans in World War II with everything

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Artists of Deception
  • Author : Rick Beyer,Elizabeth Sayles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-09-18

"The Ghost Army" is full of art and photographs telling the story of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, an extraordinary US Army unit that used inflatable tanks and sound effects records to stage a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. Many who served in

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Ghost Riders
  • Author : Mark Felton
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

It is April 1945 and the world's most prized horses are about to be slaughtered... As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun by the Soviets. Locked up, the report

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Ghost Soldiers
  • Author : Hampton Sides
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2002

In this national bestseller, Sides renders a tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II: the rescue of American and British POWs behind enemy lines in the Philippines. of photos. 2 maps. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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The Ghost in General Patton s Third Army
  • Author : Eugene G. Schulz
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01

Eugene G. Schulz was born on a farm in Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1923. He graduated from high school in May, 1941, and worked on his father's farm and at a truck manufacturing plant until he was drafted into the army in January 1943. Schulz received his basic training at Camp Young, California at

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Secret Soldiers
  • Author : Philip Gerard
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Release Date : 2002

Profiles the virtually unknown 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, an elite, thousand-man "ghost army" that helped win the Battle of Europe and fought in more campaigns than any other unit in the European Theater of Operations. 30,000 first printing.

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GHOST ARMY
  • Author : GERRY. SOUTER SOUTER (JANET.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019

Read online GHOST ARMY written by GERRY. SOUTER SOUTER (JANET.), published by which was released on 2019. Download full GHOST ARMY Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Shadows in the Jungle
  • Author : Larry Alexander
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-02-03

From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of A Higher Call, an up-close-and-personal account of the Alamo Scouts in World War II. Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur needed a first-rate intelligence-gathering unit. Out of thousands, only 138 soldiers were

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Napoleon s Hemorrhoids
  • Author : Phil Mason
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2009-09

A collection of history-shaping minutiae reveals how twists of fate affected famous outcomes, from the hammer-throwing blacksmith who discovered a vein of silver to Charlton Heston's casting in The Ten Commandments because of the effect a broken nose had on his profile. By the author of Mission Accomplished!

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Silent Warriors of World War II
  • Author : Lance Q. Zedric
  • Publisher : Pathfinder Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1995

The story of the secret military unit of World War II, forerunner of the modern Special Forces, is the saga of the transformation of the Alamo Scouts from a simple reconnaissance to a sophisticated intelligence unit. IP.

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Amazing World War II Stories
  • Author : Bruce Berglund,Blake A. Hoena,Nel Yomtov
  • Publisher : Amazing World War II Stories
  • Release Date : 2020-03

In times of war, soldiers on the front lines must show their bravery. But acts of courage by some people aren't known until years after the fighting ends. From flying bombing missions in the dead of night, to tricking the enemy with fake encampments and unbreakable codes, to surviving horrific

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Ghosts of the ETO
  • Author : Jonathan Gawne
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2007-08-20

“An excellent, balanced history of the 23rd Special Troops . . . may be one of the most important books to come out of World War II.” —Engineer Magazine No history of the war in Europe has ever taken into account the actions of the men of the US 23rd Special Troops. These

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