• Pertti AlasuutariEmail author
  • Ali Qadir


In the months leading up to the invasion of Normandy, a turning point in World War II, the Allies conducted a substantial military deception. In the carefully planned Operation Bodyguard, the Allied forces deceived the Germans into thinking Normandy is a diversion and that the Pas de Calais is the main invasion target. To create this illusion, a fictitious First US Army Group was invented, supposedly located in Kent and Sussex.


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