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10 Military Deceptions

moncler mens jackets Operation Quicksilver (1944)Operation Quicksilver was an operational deception subplan of Operation Fortitude South which was itself a deceptive subplan of Operation Bodyguard.

moncler sale In Early 1944 Hitler knew Allied forces were going to enter Europe and create a second front, the big question was where. Two likely areas in the German’s minds were East Anglia and Southeast England, where Allied forces could be positioned to be a threat to Calais, France, which is just what it looked like was going to happen thanks to set designers and a lot of ingenuity.

Operation Quicksilver a subplan of Fortitude South (which was also a subplan of another plan) moncler coats cheap was divided into six subplans of its own listed as Quicksilver I VI.

Quicksilver I the basic “story” which was the proposed invasion of Pas de Calais.

Quicksilver II was the radio deception moncler outlets usa involving hours of prerecorded broadcasts of scripted false troop movements.

cheap moncler jackets Quicksilver III was the display of landing craft, more scripted radio moncler jackets outlet online traffic and marking moncler coats sale of roads and special areas, where soldiers used wood stamps of treads to make it look like tanks and a large number of vehicles and troops were being moved.

cheap moncler outlet Quicksilver IV was the air operation portion plan of Operation Quicksilver including “plans” to bomb Calais and tactical railway bombings.

buy moncler jackets Quicksilver V was an increase of activity around Dover, England to suggest the commencing of a large military invasion into France by way of Calais.

monlcer down jackets Quicksilver VI was the night operation portion of Quicksilver and involved night lighting to simulate heightened state of activity at night where the “landing craft” were staged.

moncler outlet store Contrary to what is buy moncler jackets toronto widely written in books this deception was not carried moncler jackets men out with inflatable tanks, inflatable air planes moncler outlet canada or other dummy equipment in a farmers field. While the Allies did have access to such equipment and did use inflatable equipment in deceptions in North Africa, at this time in the war the German’s had only limited air reconnaissance capabilities moncler outlet online store and some experts say may have been unable to fly reconnaissance at all at this time so such effort would have been wasted.

moncler sale outlet Operation Quicksilver was so convincing that Hitler kept his Panzer’s and 15 divisions penned in place across from the fake American/British forces long after the real landing occurred in Normandy on June 6th.

Result: Operation Quicksilver contributed to the success of Operation Bodyguard aka D Day (the Landing at Normandy) by keeping German Panzer’s and at least 15 German divisions in place and unable to reinforce Normandy’s coast line.

Operation Zeppelin (1944)Operation Zeppelin also known as The Balkan’s Deception was designed moncler coats outlet to keep German’s penned down in the moncler jackets on sale Balkans for as long as possible by simulating invasions of Crete and several other Nazi held areas in an effort to prevent those troops from aiding German forces during the D Day landings and keep reinforcements out of Normandy.

The “activities” against Nazi’s at Crete and other areas were supposed to commence as far as the German’s knew in mid to late March of 44′, as the date neared however these “activities” were postponed due to “technical difficulties”. The invasion was again postponed several times in April and again in May always because of “technical difficulties”. The moncler jacket outlet Allies kept holding the German’s in the Balkans until it was too late for them to respond to the real moncler outlet woodbury threat in Normandy in June.

The “technical difficulties” that kept popping up all over the Balkans was that the invading Allied forces the German’s were waiting for didn’t actually exist. Operation Zeppelin was a clever word of mouth ruse with no substance behind it carried discount moncler jackets out by scripted radio chatter, “lost” brief cases with moncler jackets kids “plans” inside them and double agents giving their German handlers false reports.

cheap moncler sale Being Achilles for a DayAfter a betrayal by Agamemnon the Greek hero Achilles refused to fight further in the Trojan War causing great losses on the Greek side and presented the very real possibility of the loss of the Greek fleet to Trojan forces.

Achilles cousin Patroclus went to try to reason with Achilles to rejoin fight which he refused to do. Patroclus being rather desperate at this point hatched a brilliant plan however that he was able to talk Achilles into, a masquerade.

Patroclus put on Achilles armor and took command of the feared Myrmidons, Achilles most loyal forces and lead them into battle. The ruse scared the Trojans into thinking that Achilles had rejoined the fight and the deception saved the Greek ships. Patroclus, however took his pursuit of the Trojans too far and ended up being killed by the Trojan hero Hector prompting the real Achilles to get involved once more in a classic example of an ancient revenge filled blood feud to avenge his cousin.

cheap moncler coats The Trojan War culminated with what is quite possibly the most famous deception moncler outlets uk in military history: The Trojan Horse.

moncler outlet The Trojan HorseAfter 10 years of war/siege Odysseus came up cheap moncler coats for women with the idea of building a great horse which was the symbol of Tory, the horse according to early moncler outlet uk tradition of the story, would be able to house 30 special operations troops inside, though some Discount Moncler Coats historians say there may have been more.

The Greeks then made a show of burning their moncler outlet camp, getting on their ships and sailing away Official Moncler Outlet leaving the horse as an moncler outlet ny offering to the Goddess Athena. The Trojans then towed moncler outlet location the horse into the moncler jacket online city walls as a trophy. After dark the cheap moncler jackets outlet men came out of the horse, quietly killed the guards and let the bulk of the Greek forces who had snuck back to the city in and proceeded to destroy Troy.

While a famous story that most school children know the tale of the great horse hiding soldiers inside of it may be an example of literary license. Some experts believe that the “horse” moncler jackets outlet was moncler outlet online not a hollow piece filled with men but rather a large battering ram that looked like a horse as moncler coats for men it was not uncommon in the ancient world for battering rams to be built to resemble animals of power such as moncler coats the horse, the ram and bull. The use of a horse design could be seen as an insult/taunt from the Greeks to the Trojans, basically cheap moncler jackets wholesale saying that your own symbol of power is being used against cheap moncler you, quite effectively as it turned out since Troy fell.

moncler outlet online Ancient sources however do point to the possibility that there were men inside the horse but we will probably never know for sure if there were or not though several sources do give us numbers and one source actually names thirty individuals who were inside the horse, in late oral tradition the number was raised to forty men rather than thirty.

Early tradition tells us there were 30 warriors in the horse and 2 spies moncler outlet mall in it’s mouth. Quintus Smyrnaeus lists the names of 30 individuals but moncler jackets toronto stated in his work that there were moncler coats for cheap more men inside, three of the famous Greeks he lists as having been inside of horse are Odysseus, Ajax and Menelaus.

The Empty Fort StrategyThe Empty Fort Strategy moncler chicago is an ancient and traditional strategy of the Chinese though moncler outlet usa many others have made use of it as well. This strategy involves using what we call today reverse psychology.

moncler outlet sale The strategy is used to deceive the enemy into thinking that an empty location is filled with traps and ambushes and therefore discourage the enemy from attacking that location or to force an enemy to change their plans into something you can use yourself.

An early example of this strategy occurred in 195 used by the warlord Cao Cao against Lu Bu. Lu Bu had gathered 10,000 men cheap moncler jackets to attack Cao Cao, Cao Cao himself had moncler jackets canada less than 1000 men on hand since he had sent the bulk of his forces foraging for food and had women dress in men’s clothing/armor up on the walls to make it look like he had men inside while he sent his men down to defend the base of the hilltop fort.

cheap moncler Lu Bu suspected there would be an ambush because of the terrain and how calm things seemed to be in discount moncler outlet the base so he lead his forces 10 miles womens moncler jackets away to the south of Cao Cao’s location. While there was no ambush planned at moncler outlet the time Lu Bu’s decision to not attack the base because moncler jackets cheap he suspected an ambush gave Cao Cao plenty of time to gather his forces and the following day when Lu Bu moved to attack the fort he walked into an ambush that had been staged overnight at a nearby dyke and was defeated despite having had superior numbers.