How inflatable tanks fooled the Nazis and helped America

The acts of bravery during WWII were unparalleled when they happened. During the final storming of the Norman coast, thousands of soldiers and tanks and artillery washed ashore in France ready to take on the German armies. Out of all of the troops dispatched, there was the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops: better known as the Ghost Army.

This army was made up of only a thousand men armed with sound cannons, inflatable tank and artillery that would impersonate divisions that were made of 15-20,000 soldiers.

By themselves.

Click to read more at: 99% Invisible


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