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The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Affects and Other Audacious Fakery

August 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Lecture and book signing by Author Rick Beyers

Admission $15 non-members, $12 members[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.7.7″ text_font_size=”20px” global_colors_info=”{}”]

In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, they created a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. The Ghost Army is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches. And yes, there will be an inflatable tank on display.

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Meet Rick Beyer before the lecture and see one of the Ghost Army vehicles.

Historian Rick Beyer is a best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, and popular speaker. He wrote and directed the acclaimed documentary film The Ghost Army, which premiered on PBS in 2013.



August 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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