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Eight Intriguing Items American Ghosts Used to Haunt the Nazis

During WWII, US Army planners set out to create a top-secret unit capable of conning the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, aka The Ghost Army, used illusion and trickery to impersonate actual fighting units on or near the front. Here are eight Intriguing Items American Ghosts Used to Haunt the Nazis.

Interview with historian Rick Beyer on Top Secret WWII Ghost Army

This Q&A with historian Rick Beyer about the fascinating 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, also known as The Ghost Army of WWII, was originally published in Unbeige. The magazine takes “a colorful look at art, design, and visual culture,” oddly a good fit for an interview about this top secret U.S. Army unit that had a surprising number of the artists serving, including fashion designer, Bill Blass, and Ellsworth Kelly, a celebrated minimalist painter.

Rick Beyer Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Op-ed Published in Chicago Sun-Times

Our historian for the Ghost Army Tour, Rick Beyer, had an op-ed published in the Chicago Sun-Times about legislation that has been introduced in Congress to award the men of the Ghost Army a Congressional Gold Medal. The soldiers of The Ghost Army used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and imagination to fool the Germans on …

Ten Little Known Facts About the Ghost Army

Historian Rick Beyer, who produced and directed the award-winning PBS documentary The Ghost Army, and co-wrote (with Liz Sayles) The Ghost Army of World War II shares “Ten Little Known Facts about the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops (AKA the Ghost Army).”

Register for Historian Rick Beyer’s Ghost Army Webinar

We are excited to announce historian Rick Beyer’s upcoming webinar on the Ghost Army, the top secret 23rd Headquarters Special Troops of WWII. Learn more about “The Ghost Army: Holding Patton’s Line with Inflatable Tanks.”

Leadership in American History Symposium: WWII Lectures

We are excited to present for the first time our Leadership in American History Symposium. To give you an idea of what you can expect from our historians, following are the abstracts for the lectures on WWI and WWII.

Support The Ghost Army Legacy Project!

We are excited to announce that our historian Rick Beyer, who leads our Ghost Army Tour, has launched The Ghost Army Legacy Project. The mission of The Ghost Army Legacy Project is to preserve and honor the legacy of the unsung heroes of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Company Special saved thousands of lives and helped win the war.

Listen to Ghost Army Part II on History with Mark Bielski

On the August 30, 2017 episode of History with Mark Bielski, The Ghost Army Part II, author and filmmaker Rick Beyer returns to discuss in further detail the extraordinary deception soldiers better known as the Ghost Army.

Rick Beyer to Lecture at NOMA on the Ghost Army

We are excited to announce that our historian Rick Beyer will give a lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6 to 7pm entitled “Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II.”