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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

The D-Day to the Rhine/Ghost Army Tour 2025

Come join us for the Ghost Army Secret War tour! It follows the story of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, the extraordinary deception soldiers better known as The Ghost Army. It also includes many other World War II sites to offer a wider context for the story of the deceivers. The tour is led by historian, filmmaker and author Rick Beyer, who made The Ghost Army documentary and is the co-author of the book The Ghost Army of World War II.

"I just returned from my tour with Rick walking in the footsteps of the Ghost Army (GA) I can’t praise it enough.I loved hearing/seeing stories/journals/artwork by members of the GA shared at locations where they worked and carried out their deception. We visited monuments that Rick advocated for, dedicated to the GA and went off the beaten path which only enriched the experience. Rick’s knowledge and, even better, his desire to share his knowledge is infectious. Thank you, Rick!"
- Sarah H., 2023 guest

"This Tour is in a Class of its own"
– Doug McCord, 2018 guest

"We didn’t only see history, we felt it."
-Marty Goldsher, 2018 guest

"An excellent tour of a fascinating subject."
-Harry Forsdick, 2014 Guest

The tour is operated by Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. Click here for more information or to register.