The Army That Never Was

The Army That Never Was: D-Day and the Great Deception

Military History, The Second World War
Hardback Published on: 23/05/2024
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The Army That Never Was: D-Day and the Great Deception tells the remarkable story of the deceptions, hoaxes and misdirections carried out by the Allies ahead of the most pivotal moment of the Second World War - the D-Day invasion.

The most audacious of these schemes aimed to convince German forces that plans to storm Normandy were a mere sideshow, and featured a fictitious army led by General Patton and furnished with hundreds of real-world dummy landing craft, tanks and aircraft. New research reveals a hidden link with Britain's film industry, as the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of this dramatic gambit is explored in detail.

Full of fascinating characters from the US, Britain and Germany, this compelling and propulsive narrative explores one of the most remarkable secret campaigns of the Second World War.

  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 9781837731572
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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The Army That Never Was
Compelling, well written and very enjoyable
I loved this book. The author tells the story around deception operations for D Day, the personalities involved and the historical backdrop in a readab... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
The Army That Never Was
fascinating insight
A fascinating insight into the deception techniques utlised by the allied forces in the planning and execution of D Day. The initial part of the book does... READ MORE