Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis

Author:   Paul B. Janeczko ,  Ron Butler
Publisher:   Brilliance Corporation
Edition:   Unabridged
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9781721365548


Publication Date:   23 April 2019
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis


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What do set design, sound effects, and showmanship have to do with winning World War II? Meet the Ghost Army that played a surprising role in helping to deceive - and defeat - the Nazis. In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the operations carried out by the Twenty-Third Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army. This remarkable unit included actors, camouflage experts, sound engineers, painters, and set designers who used their skills to secretly and systematically replace fighting units - fooling the Nazi army into believing what their eyes and ears told them, even though the sights and sounds of tanks and war machines and troops were entirely fabricated. Follow the Twenty-Third into Europe as they play a dangerous game of enticing the German army into making battlefield mistakes by using sonic deceptions, inflatable tanks, pyrotechnics, and camouflage in more than twenty operations. From the Normandy invasion to the crossing of the Rhine River, the men of the Ghost Army - several of whom went on to become famous artists and designers after the war - played an improbable role in the Allied victory.

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Author:   Paul B. Janeczko ,  Ron Butler
Publisher:   Brilliance Corporation
Imprint:   Brilliance Audio
Edition:   Unabridged
Dimensions:   Width: 16.50cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 14.00cm
Weight:   0.159kg
ISBN:  

9781721365548


ISBN 10:   1721365540
Publication Date:   23 April 2019
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Paul B. Janeczko (1945-2019) was a multi-talented writer of poetry and nonfiction, as well as a noted anthologist. His award-winning poetry anthologies include A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, Firefly July, The Death of the Hat, and The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems. He also wrote Worlds Afire; Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto; Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing; The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles; and Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War.

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