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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

The Ghost Army of World War II, by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, details the fascinating story of this top secret WWII unit that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and illusions to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. It is published by Princeton Architectural Press.

A New York Times bestseller!

"It is a riveting tale ...I enjoyed it enormously."

-Tom Brokaw, NBC Special Correspondent, author of The Greatest Generation.


The Documentary Film
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This award-winning documentary film premiered on PBS in 2013, has been seen in more than 25 countries. It is available on Amazon and other home video outlets.

"Fascinating, detailed and oddly delightful"
-LA Times
"Argo meets der Fuhrer"
-TV Guide
"Remarkable...fresh details and a compelling narrative"
-New York Times
"Mesmerizing"
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Intriguing, if oddly bombastic"
-London Guardian


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The Legacy Project

A non-profit dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of The Ghost Army by building a Ghost Army archive archive, encouraging exhibit development, and seeking official recognition for the unit.




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The Tour
Looking forward to the September 2018 Ghost Army /Secret War tour of Europe. Led by Rick Beyer, it will trace the route of the unit from England, across the Channel to France, through Luxembourg, and Belgium, all the way to Germany.

"Your trip was one of the most enjoyable trips we have ever been on...many unique sites and unique people."
-Gordon Schafer, 2014 tour participant


Now being developed as a major motion picture!

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