TIL about the “Ghost Army”, a unit in World War II which used inflatable tanks, recordings of moving vehicles, scripted radio transactions, dummy planes to fool the Axis soldiers throughout the Allied invasion of Europe. They had more than 24 operations in their stint.

Read more: http://www.ghostarmylegacyproject.org/official-history.html

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  1. The allies were really good at messing with the axis powers, from dumping a body with fake invasion plans in Spanish waters to an advertising campaign around carrots to hide radar usage.

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