The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

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Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, Oct 1, 2010 - History - 1148 pages
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Secret codes, ciphers, strategic misdirection, and more: Deception was one of the most powerful weapons utilized by the Allies in World War II. Here are some of the amazing tricks and leaked misinformation--many revealed for the first time--that helped lure the Axis powers into false, even dangerous, positions. The collection of incredible codes, surreptitious spies, and false battle plans is made all the more enjoyable by Thaddeus Holt's masterful writing, as well as the accompanying photos. His novel-like storytelling includes many illuminating profiles of the war's central figures and the roles they played in specific deceptive operations.

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User Review  - Sturgeon - LibraryThing

Okay, perhaps I was expecting more - a bit of action or more gritty details. The book goes into more personal than operation detail and as such, the title is accurate, but the subtitle is as deceiving as the deceivers themselves. Read full review

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User Review  - jcaister - LibraryThing

Fascinating account of how the Allies deceived the Axis during the Second World War, including policies, inter-service and national rivalries. It was a little long winded in places. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Thaddeus Holt is an Alabama lawyer and served as a Deputy Under Secretary from 1965 to 1967. He has written for several well known newspapers and journals, such as the New York Times and The Journal of Military History. He lives in Point Clear, Alabama.

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