The Phantom Army of Alamein

The Phantom Army of Alamein

In 1940 a group of artists, sculptors, film makers, theatre designers and set painters came together to form the Camouflage Unit. Led by Major Geoffrey Barkas and including among their number the internationally renowned stage magician Jasper Maskelyne, the unit's projects became a crucial battlefield weapon. At the siege of Tobruk the unit made a vital desalination plant appear to have been destroyed by enemy bombers; from then on they used their storytelling skills… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (October 11, 2012)

Collection: Bloomsbury Publishing

Page count: 288 pages

Language: English