The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

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Skyhorse Pub., 2007 - 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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THE DECEIVERS: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Massive history of Allied intelligence in WWII, focusing on the misinformation and disinformation that helped assure the success of Torch, Overlord, and other critical operations.Nazi Germany and ... Read full review

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

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