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.