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  • war isn't always about the big guns.

  • Sometimes it's about the big lies.

  • That's the principle behind the ghost army.

  • The U.

  • S.

  • Is tactical deception unit from World War Two.

  • Officially known as the 23rd Headquarters special troops.

  • This 1100 person unit had the special task of deceiving the Axis Powers with creative military cons as such.

  • They were recruited from art schools and creative fields like advertising and writing.

  • They staged more than 20 combat deceptions to scramble enemy communication and intel from releasing fake radio communications and distributing incorrect military information to their most famous technique of all time using inflatable tanks to draw the attention of the Axis powers away from real allied military units.

  • During one particularly impressive incident, they were able to build an entire fake airfield to distract the attention of german forces while the allies moved in.

  • It just goes to show to bring home the victory.

war isn't always about the big guns.

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Ghost Army - The US Army Tactical Deception Unit

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/09/17
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