The Ghost Army of World War II - How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery

Author(s): Rick Beyer

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A cultural history/visual culture book featuring the story, photos, ephemera, and art of The Ghost Army, a World War II deception unit, which used inflatable tanks and other illusions to mislead the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The Army recruited artists to create these illusions; in private moments, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique visual record of the war.


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Rick Beyer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and bestselling author. He wrote The Greatest Stories Never Told book series and produced films for PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and the Smithsonian Institution. His PBS documentary The Ghost Army debuted in May 2013 ( Elizabeth Sayles is the illustrator of more than thirty children's books and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and CUNY/Queens College. Her father, Bill Sayles, was a soldier in the Ghost Army.

General Fields

  • : 9781616893187
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : April 2015
  • : 254mm X 203mm X 0mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rick Beyer
  • : Hardback
  • : 940.5485
  • : 256