Friday, June 04, 2004

Wikipedia: Operation Fortitude

I looked up an article on D-Day at Wikipedia, because the anniversary is tomorrow and found this article about a secret operation called Operation Fortitude to convince the Germans the attack would take place at a coast other than Normandy. They basically had a team create a fake army, complete with papier-mache airplanes and artificial troop movements. I need to read more about this, cause that's cool.

3 comments:

Mauricem said...

I had heard about this in vague terms, but it's cool to see the real deal. BTW I posted a Wiki on Luxan

Monkey Migraine said...

I found a research paper on Fortitude which I'll try to include in the Wikipedia article...
http://research.airuniv.edu/viewabstract.aspx?id=3626

I also found a shorter article that has illustrations. Amazing! I wonder if they did something like this in Iraq. A thousand fake tanks are certainly a lot cheaper than real ones.
http://www.normandiememoire.com/NM60Anglais/2_histo2/histo2_p5_gb.htm

Monkey Migraine said...

Luxan? I couldn't find it