Fields of Deception by Colin Dobinson
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Fields of Deception
By Colin Dobinson

Fields of Deception

Britain's Bombing Decoys of World War II

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Fields of Deception by Colin Dobinson

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During the Second World War, a secret department was formed at Britain's Air Ministry to co-ordinate a strategy to defeat German bombing by means of deception. With the help of leading technicians from the film industry, ingeniously designed decoy airfields, towns and military bases were built throughout the island. This campaign of illusion, masterminded by the charismatic Colonel John Fisher Turner, did more to protect Britain's forces and civilians from the Nazi threat than, at the time, they were allowed to know. This is the only detailed study of Britain's bombing decoys, both at war, through their design, locations and operations, and at peace, through their fragmentary survival as enigmatic features in today's landscape. It draws upon a wealth of new research into wartime documents, and includes detailed maps and data showing the patterns of decoy sites across the country. Compiled in support of English Heritage's initiatives to study and preserve Britain's wartime remains, "Fields of Deception" explores the history and the legacy of one of the least-known aspects of Britain at war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413776327
ISBN-10: 0413776328
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 157mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colin Dobinson

Colin Dobinson was born in 1960 in East Sussex and studied archaeology at York and Cambridge. Fields of Deception is the result of his work for English Heritage in their Monuments Protection Programme. His other books include AA Command: Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences of the Second World War and Building Radar: Forging Britain's Early-Warning Chain 1935-1945. He lives near Leyburn in North Yorkshire.

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