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VFW & Auxilliary Free Move Night: "The Ghost Army"

VFW & Auxilliary Free Move Night: "The Ghost Army"
Tue, 12/15/2015 - 7:00pm
PFC John M. Sullivan VFW Post 10334, 623 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451
Open to Public: 
Yes
Attendance Fee: 
No
Registration required: 
No
Must be accompanied by an adult: 
Yes
Event Description: 

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 along the Rhine River. The deceivers employed an array of inflatables (tanks, trucks, jeeps, airplanes), sound trucks, phony radio transmissions and even playacting to fool the enemy.
Join the men and women of the VFW 10334 and our Auxiliary in watching the film “The Ghost Army”. No admission fee. Donations will be accepted for support of our veterans programs. Light refreshments will be served.
This award-winning documentary film premiered on PBS in 2013, has been seen in nearly twenty countries.
“The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks, and dazzling performance art to bluff the enemy again and again, often right along the front lines. Many of the men picked to carry out these dangerous deception missions were artists. Some went on to become famous, including fashion designer Bill Blass.”