Gilbert Seltzer, a WW2 veteran, lead a secret platoon of men within a unit dubbed the ‘Ghost Army’. Made up of artists, creatives & engineers, their job was creating deception about the enemy. From inflatable tanks to scripted bar conversations, this unit’s work led to big US wins.
In WW2, the allied powers used fake “ghost armies” to intimidate and confuse Hitler and other Axis powers. They were most known for deceiving the Germans into thinking they had a powerful unit of men away from Normandy on D-Day.