A Genius for Deception: How Cunning Helped the British Win Two World Warsby Nicholas Rankin
Pub. Date: 11/10/2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In February 1942, intelligence officer Victor Jones erected 150 tents behind British lines in North Africa. "Hiding tanks in Bedouin tents was an old British trick," writes Nicholas Rankin. German general Erwin Rommel not only knew of the ploy, but had copied it himself. Jones knew that Rommel knew. In fact, he counted on itfor these tents were
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A great recording of the estsblishment and advancement of British military deception.