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#1    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

Obama just does it exponentially, and in a military, monetary and technological forum .


I have to watch this one.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649274/

During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GI's undertook a bizarre mission: create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience.
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. In their spare time, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique and moving visual record of their war. Their secret mission was kept hushed up for nearly 50 years after the war's end.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:08 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 08 November 2013 - 09:59 PM, said:

Obama just does it exponentially, and in a military, monetary and technological forum .


I have to watch this one.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649274/

During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GI's undertook a bizarre mission: create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience.
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. In their spare time, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique and moving visual record of their war. Their secret mission was kept hushed up for nearly 50 years after the war's end.

Rather ingenious. I remember learning about these guys in my military history classes. I must thank the people of England for putting up with our madness while we waited to move on Europe.  :)

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:13 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 08 November 2013 - 09:59 PM, said:

Obama just does it exponentially, and in a military, monetary and technological forum .


I have to watch this one.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649274/

During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GI's undertook a bizarre mission: create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience.
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. In their spare time, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique and moving visual record of their war. Their secret mission was kept hushed up for nearly 50 years after the war's end.

Ah yes, I read about this in military history text!

Quite ingenious indeed.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:31 PM

yeah these guys were truley amazing


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:44 PM

Here I was thinking that Mescaline's "Magic Troupe" was a Commonwealth force...

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:56 PM

The Monuments Men is similar to this - looks to be pretty funny.  Great cast also.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:15 AM

View Postand then, on 08 November 2013 - 11:56 PM, said:

The Monuments Men is similar to this - looks to be pretty funny.  Great cast also.
This is actually a documentary

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

Deception is a fundamental principle of military strategy and tactics.

I suspect it has been adopted by other parts of the government as well.

Edited by Babe Ruth, 09 November 2013 - 03:28 PM.






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