D-Day Deception - (Stackpole Military History) by Mary Kathryn Barbier (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military
Series Title: Stackpole Military History
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Theme: World War II
Format: Paperback
Author: Mary Kathryn Barbier
Language: English
Street Date: March 4, 2009
TCIN: 84311680
UPC: 9780811735346
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-4334
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

A much-needed reassessment of the deception operation that preceded the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II.

Book Synopsis

Before landing in France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies executed an elaborate deception plan designed to prevent the Germans from concentrating forces in Normandy. The lesser-known first part, Fortitude North, suggested a threat to Norway. The more famous Fortitude South indicated that the invasion would occur at the Pas de Calais rather than Normandy, largely by creating a fictitious army group under Gen. George S. Patton. While historians have generally praised Operation Fortitude, Barbier takes a more nuanced view, arguing that the deception, while implemented well, affected the invasion's outcome only minimally.A much-needed reassessment of the deception operation that preceded the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II Involves double agents, fake equipment, phantom units, and famous commanders

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"Barbier (history, Mississippi State U.) provides a comprehensive account of Operation Fortitude from planning to conclusion that pays more attention to Fortitude North than many previous accounts and, in addition to presenting the Allied perspective, discusses German responses. In her final assessment, she judges the impact of Fortitude to be minimal."-SciTech Book News

About the Author

Mary Kathryn Barbier is a professor of history at Mississippi State University, where she teaches American history, military history, and grand strategy. She is also the author of Kursk (978-0-7603-1254-4) and coauthor of Strategy and Tactics (978-0-7603-1401-2).
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