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Deceptions of World War II : from camouflage techniques to deception tactics

Darman, Peter2024
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Discover the inner workings of many incredible, ingenious and decisive acts of military cunning in this fascinating insight into the tactics of World War II presents notable successes, as well as the most daring and outrageous plans. Critical advantage was gained through deception - the projection of power in areas of weakness, camouflage, manipulation, and the transmission of false intentions. Deceptions of World War II presents notable successes, as well as the most daring and outrageous plans. Be enthralled by accounts of: - Just how important the camouflage efforts were at home and in the Pacific - artists and photographers like William Dobell and Max Dupain were drafted into bold, creative and ingenious efforts; - Operation Hackney in the Pacific, where an Australian cargo fleet loaded with empty packing and used fuel drums supplied the illusion, from the air, of a full brigade's camps; - The British effort to project a fighting force in North Africa where none in fact existed and the flawless Japanese plan to conceal an entire fleet on its way to Pearl Harbour; - The enigmatic double agent Garbo, who established a fictitious network of spies in Britain and then fed Germany a stream of false information. These compelling stories are interspersed with equally captivating images, from full-page spreads of invasions in action, to the shipping container used to transport the body of a fictitious marine captain during Operation Mincemeat.
Author:
Imprint:
Chatswood, NSW : Exisle Publishing Pty. Ltd., 2024.©2017
Collation:
224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781921497957 (hbk)9781921497957
Dewey class:
940.5485940.548
Language:
English
BRN:
563330
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult Non Fiction - History940.548 DARIn-transit from Sandringham Library to Brighton Library (Set: 21 Jun 2024)
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