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Operation Quicksilver

Author: Peter Tooley
ISBN: 0 86025 415 1


The Normandy landings took place on 6th June 1944, but the Germans even then thought that the ‘real’ Allied invasion of Europe would take place in the Pas de Calais or the Low Countries. This belief was fostered by a number of deceptions, not least Operation Quicksilver. Quicksilver involved building dummy landing craft and mooring them in various rivers and harbours on the east and south-east coast. Here is recounted the story of the bigbobs on the River Deben in Suffolk by its Commanding Officer.

64 pages, 19 photographs

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