Ghost Army of World War II, The

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The Ghost Army of World War II is the first publication to tell the full story of how a traveling road show of artists wielding imagination, paint, and bravado saved thousands of American lives. In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs that included such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Lavishly illustrated with original paintings, sketches, maps, and photographs. Between missions the artists filled their duffel bags with drawings and paintings and dragged them across Europe. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end.
ISBN 9781616893187. Princeton Architectural Press.
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The Ghost Army of World War II is the first publication to tell the full story of how a traveling road show of artists wielding imagination, paint, and bravado saved thousands of American lives. In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs that included such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Lavishly illustrated with original paintings, sketches, maps, and photographs. Between missions the artists filled their duffel bags with drawings and paintings and dragged them across Europe. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end.
  • Subtitle
    How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects and Other Audacious Fakery
  • Author
    Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    March 2015
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    256 pages. 100 colour and 250 b/w ills. 20 x 25 cm
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  • Date added
    March 2015