Deception in War by Jon Latimer
The Art of the Bluff, the Value of Deceit, and the Most Thrilling Episodes of Cunning in Military History, from the Trojan Horse to the Gulf War

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About Jon Latimer

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Latimer is a serving officer with the Royal Welch Fusiliers (TA) and has a number of articles published on military history in British Army Review, War II. He has carried out extensive research into the war in the desert.
Published April 29, 2003 by Overlook. 379 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Former British army officer and military historian Latimer (Operation Compass 1940, not reviewed) provides an introduction to contemporary doctrines involving military deception, enlivened and exemplified by anecdotes ranging from the ancient Egyptians to the recent air war against Serbia.

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British decoy aircraft, Operation Bodyguard (one of 36 bluffs covering the allied invasion of Europe in 1944 that is a chapter in itself), and commanders and theorists like Eisenhower, German Generaloberst Franz Halder and China People's Liberation Army commander Liu Po-Ch'eng are all put throug...

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