Echoes of War Deception Tactics

An inflatable dummy tank, modelled after the M4 Sherman
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Australian troops with a dummy tank. Built to mislead the Germans in World War One before the following day’s attack on Le Verguier, and the Hindenburg Outpost Line by the 1st and 4th Divisions

With events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day taking place in June, it is a good time to remember the role deception tactics played in the build up to the 1944 Normandy landings. Operation Fortitude, which formed part of a greater deception strategy, was divided into two sub plans, North and South.

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