Fields of Deception: Britain's Bombing Decoys of WWII

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During World War II, a secret department was formed within Britain's Air Ministry. It co-ordinated a strategy to defeat German bombing using deception. With the help of leading technicians from the film industry, ingeniously designed decoy towns, airfields and military bases were built throughout the UK. This work presents a detailed study of these bombing decoys, both at war - through their design, patterning and operations - and at peace - through their fragmentory survival as enigmatic features of the modern landscape. The book has been compiled in support of English Heritage's initiatives to study and preserve Britain's wartime remains.

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Colin Dobinson was born in 1960 in East Sussex and studied archaeology at York and Cambridge. Fields of Deception is the result of his work for English Heritage in their Monuments Protection Programme. His other books include AA Command: Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences of the Second World War and Building Radar: Forging Britain's Early-Warning Chain 1935-1945. He lives near Leyburn in North Yorkshire.

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