The Ghost Army

About the Show

During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GIs undertook a bizarre mission to create a travelling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the Nazi German Army as their audience. The US 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks and dazzling performance art to bluff the enemy again and again, often right along the front lines. This little-known unit's knack for trickery was crucial to Allied success in World War II, but their top-secret mission was kept quiet for nearly 50 years after the war's end. Using archival footage of this top-secret unit, photographs, paintings and sketches created by 'ghost army' soldiers during the war, as well as interviews with veterans of this special unit, The Ghost Army tells their extraordinary story on film.