By Rick Beyer, Elizabeth Sayles
"The Ghost military of global conflict II describes an ideal instance of a little-known, hugely ingenious, and bold maneuver that helped open the best way for the ultimate force to Germany. it's a riveting story informed via own debts and sketches alongside the way—ultimately, a narrative of luck opposed to nice odds. I loved it enormously." – Tom Brokaw
In the summer time of 1944, a handpicked workforce of younger GIs—including such destiny luminaries as invoice Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, artwork Kane, and Jack Masey—landed in France to behavior a mystery project. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a major choice of sound-effects files, and various methods up their sleeves, their task was once to create a touring highway convey of deception at the battlefields of Europe, with the German military as their audience.
From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 males of the twenty third Headquarters designated Troops, often called the Ghost military, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to idiot the enemy concerning the energy and site of yank devices. among missions the artists stuffed their duffel baggage with drawings and work and dragged them throughout Europe. each movement they made used to be most sensible mystery and their tale was once hushed up for many years after the war's finish. The Ghost military of worldwide conflict II is the 1st booklet to inform the complete tale of the way a touring highway exhibit of artists wielding mind's eye, paint, and bravery stored hundreds of thousands of yankee lives.