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Fortitude: The D-Day Deception Campaign

Hesketh, Roger

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ISBN 10: 1585670758 / ISBN 13: 9781585670758
Published by Overlook Press, Bergenfield, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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513pp, Appdx, Order Of Battle, Illust, b/w plates, Maps, Charts, Official History from recently declassified classified reports of Operation Fortitude, Allied deception plans for the Normandy Invasion. Gift inscription inside front cover. Otherwise clean Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011283

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Title: Fortitude: The D-Day Deception Campaign

Publisher: Overlook Press, Bergenfield, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Printing

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Behind the astonishing success of D-Day was the most sophisticated deception scheme ever devised. The objective was to persuade the enemy that the long-awaited landings would take place in the Pas-de-Calais, and that any attack in Normandy would be nothing more than a diversionary feint that could be safely ignored. Hundreds of bogus agent reports were manufactured, an entire US Army Group was invented, false radio signals transmitted, and inflatable tanks, dummy bombers built of balsa wood and canvas landing craft were positioned where they could be photographed by the Luftwaffe. Each itemed an imminent amphibious assault from Dover, across the shortest stretch of the English Channel. Operation Fortitude was an extraordinary success. In this volume, the classified official history of the entire operation, written by Roger Hesketh as head of the team of D-Day deception specialists, has been declassified and released.

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Roger Hesketh wrote this history of the D-Day deception campaign at the end of the war. FORTITUDE remained highly classified throughout his lifetime, and when he died in 1987 many of the names of the double agents who had participated in the operation had still not been disclosed.

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