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The Most-Secret Units in Military History

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, we invite you to a virtual program…

The Most-Secret Units in Military History

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm CT


We are proud to be a community partner for an upcoming program hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center as part of their exhibition-related programming for Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II. During World War II, the Ghost Army, formally known as the U.S. Army’s Twenty Third Headquarters Special Troops, used disguise, sound, and radio deception to mislead the Germans about the location, strength, and movements of U.S. Army units.

Join us online to learn about historic and contemporary deceptive military techniques from rubber tanks to double agents with Dr. Mark Stout, former intelligence officer and Director of Global Securities Studies for John Hopkins University. Dr. Stout will showcase tools of the craft throughout military history and demonstrate how the U.S. Military’s “Ghost Army” developed and executed plans to help Allied commanders while avoiding confusion with “real” (non-deception) plans.

Museum Members: Free
Non-Members: $5.00

Reservations are required. Click here to register online!

Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

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August 30
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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