"Fascinating, detailed and oddly delightful"
"Argo meets der Führer"
"Mesmerizing"-San Francisco Chronicle
"Riveting, fascinating...unbelievable...this film is an astonishment."
-Rick Kogan, WBEZ Radio, Chicago
"Eye-opening and entertaining...don't miss it."
-World War II Magazine
"What sets The Ghost Army apart ... is the care, attention to detail,
and precise accounting of history which Beyer lavished on it."
-Ted Faraone, Tedflicks.com
In June 1944, a secret U.S. Army unit went into action in Normandy. The weapons they deployed were decidedly unusual: hundreds of inflatable tanks and a one-of-a-kind collection of sound effects records. Their mission was to use bluff, deception, and trickery to save lives. Many were artists, some of who would become famous, including a budding fashion designer named Bill Blass. They painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique visual record of their journey. The story of what these men accomplished was hushed up by the Pentagon for more than forty years.
After seven years of effort, and interviews with more than 20 veterans, the documentary that tells their story is coming to PBS on May 21 at 8 PM. There will also be a variety of theatrical screenings, please check out our SCREENINGS page.