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The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army

The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army
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In the final years of World War II, both the Allied and Axis Powers knew that there was no chance of defeating Hitler without cracking his grasp on Western Europe, and both sides knew that Northern France was the obvious target for an amphibious assault.

The German high command assumed the Allies would cross from England to France at the narrowest part of the channel and land at Pas-de-Calais. The Allies instead set their sights some 200 miles to the west. The Allies believed the beaches of Normandy could be taken if the Germans did move their reserve infantry and panzers to Normandy from their garrison in the Pas-de-Calais.

Success would rest on distracting German forces and spreading them too thin across multiple invasion sites. They needed a way to credibly threaten Pas-de-Calais, scaring the Germans into keeping the reserves there and away from the actual battle. The resulting plan, Operation Fortitude, is one of the greatest deceptions ever pulled off.

This presentation covers the following:

Background
Operation Fortitude
Two “Ghost” Armies
The Plan
FUSAG
“Old Blood and Guts”
Eisenhower’s Offer
Campaign of Deception
Agents & Spies
Brutus & Garbo
Civilian Participation
Reconnaissance Planes
FUSAG Army Base n(3)
Dressing the Set
D-Day Looms
Landing on Normandy (2)
Brutus & Garbo
Hitler is Totally Deceived
Patton Moves
End of Presentation

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