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The Resource Secret soldiers : how the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis, Paul B. Janeczko

Secret soldiers : how the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis, Paul B. Janeczko

Label
Secret soldiers : how the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis
Title
Secret soldiers
Title remainder
how the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Paul B. Janeczko
Title variation
  • How the U.S. 23rd Special Troops fooled the Nazis
  • How the United States Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis
  • How the United States 23rd Special Troops fooled the Nazis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the operations carried out by the Twenty-Third Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army. This remarkable unit included actors, camouflage experts, sound engineers, painters, and set designers who used their skills to secretly and systematically replace fighting units -- fooling the Nazi army into believing what their eyes and ears told them, even though the sights and sounds of tanks and war machines and troops were entirely fabricated. Follow the Twenty-Third into Europe as they play a dangerous game of enticing the German army into making battlefield mistakes by using sonic deceptions, inflatable tanks, pyrotechnics, and camouflage in more than twenty operations. From the Normandy invasion to the crossing of the Rhine River, the men of the Ghost Army -- several of whom went on to become famous artists and designers after the war -- played an improbable role in the Allied victory."--
Summary
The author of Double Cross explores the World War II covert operations of the Twenty-Third Headquarters Special Troops, nicknamed the "Ghost Army,"" detailing how they created sophisticated duplicates of enemy units to infiltrate the Nazis.--
Writing style
Assigning source
Jacket flap
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10767458
Cataloging source
YDX
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Janeczko, Paul B
Dewey number
355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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1270
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Deception (Military science)
Target audience
adolescent
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how the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis
Label
Secret soldiers : how the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis, Paul B. Janeczko
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1047618243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780763681531
Lccn
2018961335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1047618243
Label
Secret soldiers : how the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops fooled the Nazis, Paul B. Janeczko
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1047618243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780763681531
Lccn
2018961335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1047618243

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