World War II At Night Group

The World War II At Night Group will discuss Strategic Deception in the Second World War by Michael Elliot Howard (Norton, $21.00). A volume in the British government's Official History of Intelligence in the Second World War, the book has been written by a master historian renowned for his narrative and analytical skills. Sir Michael Howard explains how the British were able to deceive the Germans about the strategic intentions of the Allies and make them greatly overestimate Allied resources. Here is the most authoritative account available of such classic deception operations as Operation Mincemeat, which preceded the invasion of Sicily; the nonexistent U.S. Army group that pinned down an entire German Army in the Pas de Calais until Montgomery's forces had achieved a secure foothold in Normandy; and the amazing trick played on the German intelligence authorities by the great double agent Garbo.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
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ISBN: 9780393312935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 1st, 1996