Deception in World War II
Deception in World War II
Cruickshank, Charles
"It would not be proper even now to reveal all the methods employed to deceive the enemy'" wrote Winston Churchill. This is a book telling all those secrets: how camouflage and dummies and fire and smoke were used to deceive enemy aircraft.. It reveals techniques used to mislead the enemy, the deployment of fake tanks, planes and even soldiers; phony bases and airports which looked real from the air; a build-up of troops and equipment to suggest an attack when none was planned. These ploys all played a vital part in preventing the invasion of Britain in 1940, aided preparations for the crucial battle of El Alamein and were crucial in deceiving the Germans about the location and timing of the Allied invasion of Europe...
Second hand Hardback