The Ghost Army

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The Ghost Army

world war ii deception art battle of the bulge

The Ghost Army

Release Date: May 26, 2013

Year    :   2013
Slogan    :   «Illusion was their ultimate weapon.»
Genres    :   Documentary, War
Production Companies    :   Plate of Peas Productions
Director    :   Rick Beyer
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Writers    :   
RunTime    :   68 mins.
Budget    :   300

During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GI's undertook a bizarre mission: create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks, and dazzling performance art to bluff the enemy again and again, often right along the front lines. Many of the men picked to carry out these dangerous deception missions were artists. Some went on to become famous, including fashion designer Bill Blass. In their spare time, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique and moving visual record of their war. Their secret mission was kept hushed up for nearly 50 years after the war's end.

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