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The Ghost Army was officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. From June 1944 to March 1945 it staged 20 battlefield deceptions, beginning in Normandy and ending at the Rhine River. These deceptions included an array of inflatables (tanks, trucks, jeeps, and airplanes), sound trucks, phony radio transmissions and even playacting to fool the enemy.
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PBSThe Ghost Army DVD
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Congratulations Rick Byer!

Congratulations to Rick for telling the story of the Ghost Army. My father was part of this classified unit whose story deserved to be told on film. There are a few books that cover...Read complete review

Congratulations to Rick for telling the story of the Ghost Army. My father was part of this classified unit whose story deserved to be told on film. There are a few books that cover some of this material, but Rick has perservered over eight years to make this comprehensive documentary. I look forward to seeing the extra material on the DVD.

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Disappointing Customer Service

I managed to see only the last few minutes of "The Ghost Army" broadcast. I ordered the PBS dvd online. It was lost by UPS. I contacted them and was...Read complete review

I managed to see only the last few minutes of "The Ghost Army" broadcast. I ordered the PBS dvd online. It was lost by UPS. I contacted them and was told PBS would have to call to start an "investigation." The woman in PBS Customer Service was quite polite, helpful, and began the process to re-send the DVD. I asked if there was an option to sending through UPS because of other delivery problems (to a single family home in a residential neighborhood) and she said it could be done through FEDEX. GREAT! Three days later on a Sunday I received and returned a call from PBS Customer Service. I was told the dvd had not yet been shipped (it was expected the next day) and that FEDEX was not an option. It would be sent and delivery was now expected in three days. I will investigate other options before ordering products from PBS in the future.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long untold story emerges

By Doc

from Memphis

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Comments about PBS The Ghost Army DVD:

I was utterly fascinated when I viewed this DVD and learned of this unit and it's remarkable (and little known) exploits that certainly shortened the war by months. A most unlikely group of individuals, most of whom probably would have been unfit physically for combat units, whose exploits created so very much confusion for the Germans and which undoubtedly saved thousands of allied troops.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

an exceptional documentary!

By D

from tucson, arizona

Comments about PBS The Ghost Army DVD:

My father was a WWII veteran and fought in Europe during the invasions in the 1940's. The Ghost Army was an ingenious plan by the american military as shown in this video. I have recommended it to my friends on Facebook and I do it once again here. You will not be sorry with your purchase.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fascinating Documentary!

By Amy

from Westport, CT

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Comments about PBS The Ghost Army DVD:

I've watched many World War II documentaries, and this one is outstanding. I'd never heard of the "Ghost Army" before, so it was a great learning experience. I had no idea our military could be so creative... and it worked! I highly recommend Ghost Army to anyone with any interest in WWII and history!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Learned something I did not know

By avhollie

from Jackson MO

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Comments about PBS The Ghost Army DVD:

Once again PBS educates and it's never boring!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looks can be deceiving

By Linder

from North Carolina

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Comments about PBS The Ghost Army DVD:

Fascinating look at an aspect of World War II that I did not know. It was truly ingenious what our soldiers were able to pull off to deceive the enemy.

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