SOLD OUT – OVERFLOW: Members’ Exclusive Talk: Author and Filmmaker Rick Beyer on The Ghost Army
Seating in the Theater is full for the talk. Overflow seating is in Founders’ Room or in the Nightingale Sky Room for a live simulcast of the talk.
In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of GIs landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with rubber tanks, fake artillery, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, they put on a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Unpack the secrets of the Ghost Army with author and filmmaker Rick Beyer followed by a Swinging Social with the Retro Radio Dolls.
* Doors open at 5:30 pm with cash bar