The Ghost Army

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Re-aired December 2018

See the film that reveals the amazing story of secret WWII unit that duped Hitler's Army.

War, deception, art and glory come together in the documentary film "The Ghost Army," the astonishing true story of American G.I.s, many of whom would later have illustrious careers in art, design and fashion, who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during the Second World War.

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War, deception, art and glory come together in the documentary film "The Ghost Army," the astonishing true story of American G.I.s — many of whom would later have illustrious careers in art, design and fashion — who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during WWII. Filmmaker Rick Beyer tells a remarkable story of a top-secret mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective.

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