The Ghost Army
On the Front Lines of World War II, Illusion Was Their Ultimate Weapon.
During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GI's undertook a bizarre mission: create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the Nazi German Army as their audience. The U.S. 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks, and dazzling performance art to bluff the enemy again and again, often right along the front lines. This little-known unit's knack for trickery was crucial to Allied success in World War II, but their top-secret mission was kept quiet for nearly 50 years after the war's end.
Using archival footage and dozens of still photographs, paintings, and sketches created by soldiers, The Ghost Army tells the extraordinary story of these incredible battlefield illusions and the talented young men, many recruited from art schools across the country, who used their creativity to ultimately save lives.
Special Bonus Features include…
Deleted Scenes, bonus archival footage, an art show featuring works by Ghost Army veterans, and more!
Special features are not rated or subtitled
Producer: Nick Beyer
Production Year: 2013
Director: Rick Beyer
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen