2.) Operation Fortitude and the Phantom Army
The US Army via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Flickr
In order to guarantee success for Operation Overlord, the allies had to devise a plan that could fool the German army into looking in a different direction, this is where Operation Fortitude and the allies Phantom Army come into play. The allies began setting up props and fake war equipment near Calais, these props included things like blow up tanks and dummies in gear. The Germans were fooled and kept their eyes locked on Calais instead of Normany. The Phantom Army at Calais was as scary as the real thing to the Germans.
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