The Deceivers

The Deceivers

Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

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WW Norton
“This scholarly yet entertaining magnum opus is the definitive account ofall the stratagems used by the Allies against the Axis in World War II.”—Wall Street Journal
Secret Codes, ciphers, strategic misdirection, and more: Deception was one of themost powerful weapons utilized by the Allies in World War II. Here are all theamazing tricks and leaked misfortunes—many revealed for the first time—thathelped lure the Axis powers into false, even dangerous, positions. The collectionof incredible codes, surreptitious spies, and false battle plans is made all the moreenjoyable by Thaddeus Holt’s masterful writing, as well as the accompanyingphotos. His novel-like storytelling includes many illuminating profiles of thewar’s central figures and the roles they played in specific deceptive operations.

Perseus Publishing
Secret Codes, ciphers, strategic misdirection, and more: Deception was one of the most powerful weapons utilized by the Allies in World War II. Here are all the amazing tricks and leaked misfortunes—many revealed for the first time—that helped lure the Axis powers into false, even dangerous, positions. The collection of incredible codes, surreptitious spies, and false battle plans is made all the more enjoyable by Thaddeus Holt’s masterful writing, as well as the accompanying photos. His novel-like storytelling includes many illuminating profiles of the war’s central figures and the roles they played in specific deceptive operations.


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Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Secret Codes, ciphers, strategic misdirection, and more: Deception was one of the most powerful weapons utilized by the Allies in World War II. Here are all the amazing tricks and leaked misfortunes—many revealed for the first time—that helped lure the Axis powers into false, even dangerous, positions. The collection of incredible codes, surreptitious spies, and false battle plans is made all the more enjoyable by Thaddeus Holt’s masterful writing, as well as the accompanying photos. His novel-like storytelling includes many illuminating profiles of the war’s central figures and the roles they played in specific deceptive operations.


Book News
Holt, a lawyer who served as deputy under Secretary of the Army from 1965 to 1967, describes the covert activities carried out by American and British officers during World War II to gather intelligence on Japanese and German military plans and mislead the enemy. Appendices list the codes names of operations, secret agents, and undercover military units. This is an unabridged reprint of the work originally published by Scribner in 2004. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Skyhorse, [2010], c2007
ISBN: 9781616080792
1616080795
1602391424
9781602391420
Branch Call Number: 940.5486 H7428d 2010
Characteristics: xx, 1148 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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rhvic Sep 11, 2012

An extremely detailed book on Allied deception techniques. I would have preferred more examples and descriptions of actual operations (such as replacing the Japanese ambassador's film of Syrian roads with an Egyptian porn film), rather than endless details of personnel changes. About 800 pages of material plus hundreds more of appendices, bibliography, etc.

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