Ghost Army patch- Original- Circa 1944

Rogue Dynamics

Rogues called Ghost soldiers were encouraged to use their brains and talent to mislead, deceive, and befuddle the German Army. Many were recruited from art schools, talent agencies, and other occupations that encouraged creativity. In civilian life, ghost soldiers had been artists, architects, actors, set designers, and engineers.  Although the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops consisted of only 1,100 soldiers, the contingent used equipment pioneered by British forces such as dummy tanks and artillery, fake aircraft, and giant speakers broadcasting the sounds of men and artillery to make the Germans think it was upwards of a two-division 30,000-man force. The unit's elaborate ruses helped deflect German units from the locations of larger allied combat units. Use your tools!  

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