The Phantom Army of Alamein: The Men Who Hoodwinked Rommel

The Phantom Army of Alamein: The Men Who Hoodwinked Rommel

by Rick Stroud

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ISBN-13: 9781408834282
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Rick Stroud is a writer and film director. He is the author of The Book of the Moon and, with Victor Gregg, co-author of the acclaimed Rifleman: A Front-line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall. He lives with his wife on a houseboat in Chelsea, London.
Rick Stroud is a writer and television director who has directed such actors as Pierce Brosnan, John Hurt, Ian Holme, David Suchet, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley. Earlier in his career he was the associate producer of Brideshead Revisited. He has won an Emmy and been nominated for a BAFTA. He is the author of The Book of the Moon and The Phantom Army of Alamein: How the Camouflage Unit and Operation Bertram Hoodwinked Rommel, and with Victor Gregg has written Rifleman and King's Cross Kid. He is currently working on a book about the kidnapping by the SOE of General Kreipe from his headquarters on Nazi occupied Crete. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Maps x

Prologue: Now You See It… 1

1 The Art of War 3

2 Hitler, Smoke and Mirrors 18

3 A Matter of Life and Death 36

4 GHQ Cairo and Operation Compass 51

5 Tobruk: the Camouflage Unit's Lucky Break 75

6 Operation Crusader 109

7 The No. 1 Deception Unit 134

8 Retreat: The Gazala Stakes 145

9 Monty 173

10 Bertram Steals the Show 183

11 The Battle of El Alamein 209

12 After the Battle 221

Epilogue: Back in the Studio 231

Notes 241

Bibliography 253

Acknowledgements 257

Index 263

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