Sound and fury: How sonic warriors fooled the Germans

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Sound and fury: How sonic warriors fooled the Germans

Recordings of tanks, trucks and gunfire got the enemy to defend the wrong D-Day beaches, secret papers reveal

Dominic Nicholls and Samraj More

Britain’s “sonic warriors” helped deceive the German army into thinking the D-Day landings would take place 130km away, previously unseen documents have revealed.

Specially trained and equipped units played tapes of army activity, including tanks, trucks and gunfire, to fool the Germans into thinking they faced a bigger force in a different location.

Lord Mountbatten, the head of Special Operations, said sonic deception should be used to replicate a “feint landing to be carried out at some distance from the actual landing”...

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