Double-cross and Deception in World War II
By (author) Terry Crowdy
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Deceiving Hitler by Terry Crowdy
Book DescriptionDuring the Second World War the Allies controlled every active German agent in Britain. This placed Allied Intelligence services in a unique position. The Allies were able to feed spurious information back to Germany which mixed scraps of truthful information with misleading details in a believable mix of information. Out of this process of deception grew an entire organization which specialized in the manufacture of elaborate deceptions to confuse and hinder Axis powers. To maintain the deception, complex camouflage and tactical deception operations were to be undertaken on the ground, involving the use of inflatable tanks, fake towns which misdirected the German blitz, bogus troop formations and a catalog of Hollywood-style special effects. At times bizarre and often intriguing, these operations were used in all the major theaters of the war and saved countless Allied lives. From disappearing North African pipelines to bogus radio stations, this book is an entertaining and absorbing account of the deceptions used by the Allies in World War II. The third in a series of books by Terry Crowdy that exposes the underworld of military history, Deception uses rare, recently declassified information and photographs, much of which is being made available to the public for the first time to reveal the art of military misdirection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846031359
(233mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terry Crowdy
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Previously unpublished memoirs of a WW1 VC winner.
SOE, Paperback (April 2016)
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Napoleon's Infantry Handbook, Hardback (January 2015)
This timely publication ahead of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, is everything one of Napoleon's infantry needed to know and more. Incredible detail on every aspect of the infantryman's daily life, from weapons drill and unit organization to hygiene and cooking regulations, field punishments and hair styles etc.
Deceiving Hitler, Paperback (June 2013)» View all books by Terry Crowdy
From moving imaginary armies around the desert to putting a corpse with fake papers floating in the Mediterranean, and from faking successful bombing campaigns to the convoluted deceptions, this title explores the deception war that combined the double-agent network with ingenious plans to confuse and hoodwink the Fuhrer.
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Author Biography - Terry Crowdy
Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspects of military history and takes great pleasure delving into forgotten historical sources and seeking information that has eluded others. He is the author of a number of articles and books including The Enemy Within for Osprey. The author lives in Kent, UK.
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