Tricking The Germans In WW2

Holy this is awesome:

War-Propaganda-Poster-FacebookThe British are a crafty bunch.  I bet modern militaries do all sorts of cool stuff like this we have no idea is going on.

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Douglas Quaid June 29, 2014 at 07:02 am

I believe Ian Fleming had something to do with this plan before he became an author.

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Eric Wilner June 29, 2014 at 09:33 am

I’d heard of The Man Who Never Was long ago! And, yes, Fleming had some connection to it.
I seem to remember a fictional similar operation in Cryptonomicon, but don’t recall how similar.
And now BuzzardFood has “discovered” it and condensed it to under 3 minutes, to fit the modern attention span. (The 1956 movie is 100 minutes longer, and thus apparently unwatchable by anyone under 35.)

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lolinski June 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Good sir, I am offended by that statement. I watched The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (3 hours). I also watched Leon, the Eruopean uncut version.

Also can’t forget Dr. Strangelove, God knows how long that one is.

Gonna watch “The man who never was” now, thanks for the tip even though it is an old story.

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Ryan June 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Seriously, way to paint with a broad brush… I’m under 35 and love the classics, guns and movies…

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Dgdimick June 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Hehe, damn baby. Must have been tough not having to wirewrap your fist computer.

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Eric Wilner June 30, 2014 at 01:52 pm

That’s unpossible! If you existed, there’d be entertainment geared toward you!
Are you trying to tell me that the Arbiters of Entertainment are fallible?
Next you’ll be telling me you’ve made the pilgrimage to Seattle, or even Bayreuth, to see Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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Dgdimick June 30, 2014 at 02:17 pm

Too far to drive without having to pee.

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IllTemperedCur June 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Perfidious Albion isn’t just a coffee shop in Leeds……

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dgdimick June 29, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I’d read something about this when I was younger – don’t remember the whole story; too much IO into the brain since then. It was cool to see a short on this to refresh my memory.

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Grindstone June 29, 2014 at 05:28 pm

If you liked that check out Operation Bodyguard. Entire fake Army Group’s were created.

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JRKey June 30, 2014 at 03:39 am

And my wife says I don’t ever learn anything on EDNO…..hmph!

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Franz June 30, 2014 at 08:16 pm

In the tv series space:above and beyond, they used this to build their story. So yeah, I had a general idea of this.

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