Secret soldiers : how the U.S. twenty-third special troops fooled the Nazis
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Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
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Port Angeles - YA Non-FicYA 940.5421 JANECZKChecked OutJune 10, 2024

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Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
MG+
Level 9.1, 11 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-283) and index.
Description
"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."--,Jacket flap.