Memorial site in memory of the soldiers of the US Ghost Army whose mission was to deceive the Nazi enemy with false radio transmissions and also with fake inflatable units.
Panel text: From August 9 to 12, 1944, the Ghost Army carried out operation BRITTANY, using false radio transmissions and "special effects". His men simulated four divisions of General Patton's 3 rd Army marching westwards while the real army advanced eastwards. This delayed the withdrawal of the 7 th German Army long enough to contribute to its annihilation in the Falaise pocket.
Contribution and photo credit Philippe Boudot