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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

The Book
The Ghost Army of World War II, by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, details the fascinating story of this top-secret WWII unit that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and illusions to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. It is published by Princeton Architectural Press.

A New York Times bestseller!

"It is a riveting tale ...I enjoyed it enormously."

-Tom Brokaw, NBC Special Correspondent, author of The Greatest Generation.

Pre-order the new edition coming out October 10!

The Documentary Film

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This award-winning film premiered on PBS in 2013, and has been seen in more than 25 countries. It is available on Amazon and other home video outlets.
"Fascinating, detailed and oddly delightful"
-LA Times

"Argo meets der Fuhrer"
-TV Guide
"Remarkable...fresh details and a compelling narrative"
-New York Times
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Intriguing, if oddly bombastic"
-London Guardian

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The Ghost Army Legacy Project

A non-profit dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of The Ghost Army by building a Ghost Army archive, encouraging exhibit development, and seeking official recognition for the unit.

The Tour

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Please join Rick Beyer on the next Ghost Army/Secret War tour, August 27 - September 10, 2023. It traces the route of the unit from England, across the Channel to France, through Luxembourg, and Belgium, all the way to Germany.

"Your trip was one of the most enjoyable trips we have ever been on...many unique sites and unique people."
-Gordon Schafer, 2014 guest

The Exhibit

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The National World War II Museum in New Orleans has put together a new exhibit, Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II. Created in conjunction with the Ghost Army Legacy Project, it is the largest and most ambitious exhibit on the unit ever created.

The exhibit moves to Reno, Nevada in march 2023.