Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Watch for film on the "Ghost Army"

The Boston Globe West ran an article on the "Ghost Army" and this line in particular caught my eye:
The elder McGlynn did not divulge any details of his service with the 3132d Signal Service Company until he read the information had been declassified. As a result, his wife and six children only learned of his role in the Ghost Army’s sonic deception unit four years ago.

“Those were my orders," recalled McGlynn, a retired staff sergeant who will turn 90 on Sunday, “and I followed them."
This sounds so much like Jerry and others of his generation!

Next week, Beyer will host a two-day event in Lexington to promote his independent documentary, “Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II," and an accompanying book of the same name coauthored with Elizabeth Sayles of Valley Cottage, N.Y. The event will be held at the Lexington Depot. 
“Not only were these men brave enough to be operating right near the front lines with inflatable tanks, but they were creating this amazing art while they did it," said Beyer, a lifelong history enthusiast and writer who has made films for the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. 
“The Army was using creativity to save lives, but the men were exercising their own creativity in this awful environment."

This is quite the story, click through to the Boston Globe to read the full article.

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