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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 unit, filled with artists, that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and illusion to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. A Wall Street Journal bestseller, 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
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Intriguing, if oddly bombastic"
-London Guardian

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The Gold Medal

Bipartisan legislaton has been introduced in both the House and Senate to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. Find out what you can do to help insure they receive this honor.

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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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updated: 11 months ago