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In Plain Sight: D-Day Deception
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D Day

The best deception is attained by feeding an opponent with falsehoods which he wants to believe. Using code names such as Fortitude, Bodyguard, Quicksilver, and Double-Cross, General Eisenhower commanded a series of covert operations that played a crucial role in the victorious Allied invasion of Europe. Students examine primary sources to gain an understanding of D-Day deception plans.

 

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File 1 Overlord Cover Plan - Overview

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File 2, Quicksilver I, FUSAG, Overview

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File 3, Quicksilver II, Wireless, Overview

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File 4, Quicksilver III, V, VI, Wireless, Overview

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File 4, Book Excerpt, p 13

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File 5, Overview

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File 5, Book Excerpt (p 9, 10, 13)

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“The essence of leadership is to get others to do something because they think you want it done and because they know it is worth while doing.”

Dwight Eisenhower

Remarks at the Republican Campaign Picnic, President’s Gettysburg Farm, September 12, 1956