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D-Day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion (Stackpole Military History Series)
D-Day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion (Stackpole Military History Series) by Mary Kathryn Barbier 0811735346 9780811735346
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D-Day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion (Stackpole Military History Series) by Mary Kathryn Barbier

*A much-needed reassessment of the deception operation that preceded the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II*Involves double agents, fake equipment, phantom units, and famous commanders: Before landing in France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies executed an elaborate deception plan designed to prevent the Germans from concentrating forces in Normandy. The lesser-known first part, Fortitude North, suggested a threat to Norway. The more famous Fortitude South indicated that the invasion would occur at the Pas de Calais rather than Normandy, largely by creating a fictitious army group under Gen. George S. Patton. While historians have generally praised Operation Fortitude, Barbier takes a more nuanced view, arguing that the deception, while implemented well, affected the invasions outcome only minimally.

Author: Mary Kathryn Barbier

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Publication Date: 2009-03-04

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