Tag: D-Day

Explosive-Filled Dummies And Other Ruses Helped Clear The Way For Real Paratroopers On D-Day

What may get overlooked in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day is just how risky it was and how Allied military and intelligence elements had been conducting massive deception and disinformation campaigns for months ahead of time to ensure Operation Overlord had the best chance of succeeding. This included dumping radar confusing chaff, dummy paratroopers rigged with explosives, as well as Special Air Service (SAS) commandos with loudspeakers to broadcast disorient recordings, to confuse German forces.