The Deceivers

The Deceivers

Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

Book - 2004
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Hollywood often depicts wars being won by brawn, fire, and steel. But as this meticulous and riveting study of strategic deception in World War II reveals, wars can be determined by guile and clever disinformation. The Allied powers used and broke codes, had agents in sensitive enemy posts, and planned and executed ingenious ploys to one-up the Axis powers. Great generals were duped. Entire armies were misled. And because of it, the bloodiest war in human history was ended. Through declassified documents and interviews with war survivors, Thaddeus Holt presents-in astonishing detail-the secrets that helped the Allies win the Second World War. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2004
ISBN: 9780743250429
Branch Call Number: 940.5486 H7428D 2004
Characteristics: xx, 1148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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rhvic Sep 11, 2012

An extremely detailed book on Allied deception techniques. I would have preferred more examples and descriptions of actual operations (such as replacing the Japanese ambassador's film of Syrian roads with an Egyptian porn film), rather than endless details of personnel changes. About 800 pages of material plus hundreds more of appendices, bibliography, etc.


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