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A Force looks at how and why the British first employed deception in WWII. More specifically, it traces the development of the A Force organization - the first British organization to practice both tactical and strategic deception in the field. Formed in Cairo in 1941, A Force was headed by an unconventional colonel named Dudley Wrangel Clarke. Because there was no precedent for Clarke's A Force, it truly functioned on a trial-and-error basis. The learning curve was steep, but Clarke was up for the challenge. By the Battle of El Alamein, British deception had reach maturity, and it was there…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A Force looks at how and why the British first employed deception in WWII. More specifically, it traces the development of the A Force organization - the first British organization to practice both tactical and strategic deception in the field. Formed in Cairo in 1941, A Force was headed by an unconventional colonel named Dudley Wrangel Clarke. Because there was no precedent for Clarke's A Force, it truly functioned on a trial-and-error basis. The learning curve was steep, but Clarke was up for the challenge. By the Battle of El Alamein, British deception had reach maturity, and it was there that the deceptionists established the blueprint later used by the London planners used to plan and execute Operation Bodyguard, the campaign to conceal Allied intentions regarding the D-day landing at Normandy.
Autorenporträt
Whitney. T. Bendeck has pursued a career in the field of history, focusing on deception, after visiting Normandy in 1998. Holding a PhD in history, she works for the International Affairs Program at Florida State University where she is an assistant instructor, as well as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. She lives in Crawfordville, FL.