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.
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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.
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 …
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).”
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.”
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.
Historian Rick Beyer, who leads the Ghost Army Tour for Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, has two exciting events coming up in October about The Ghost Army.
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.
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.”
Our one and only Terri Sercovich, whom many of you have had the pleasure to work with, was interviewed at the New York Times Travel Show for a post on the travel blog, The Cultured Black Pearl, about our WWII and American history tours.