A Fake War TimeTown

Chas Mar 13, 2018

  1. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Bloody brillant idea. Good find Chas
     
  3. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Yep, like that Chas, what a good idea, and it worked too !
     
  4. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member I am in morocco

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    Interesting read.

    I recall seeing documentary some time ago about the allies creating a fake Cairo to fool the german bombers. If I remember correctly a famous illusionist or magician was involved
     
  5. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I have read about an illusionist helping with camouflage. If you do a google search for wartime camouflage there are many interesting pages, such as these;

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?sou...rlz=1T4GUEA_enGB660GB660&q=wartime+camoflague
     
  6. Firewout

    Firewout Well-Known Member I am in belgium

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    Also in WW2, the Germans secretly made fake bunkers and fake gun emplacements in the dunes at the dutch coast to fend off an invasion. All plywood & canvas.
    You british shouldn't have known it, because it was a secret, but nevertheless dropped a bomb on it. A fake bomb made of plywood...
     
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  7. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    The good old British sense of humour.
     
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    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Seriously?
     
  9. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member I am in morocco

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    Firewout Well-Known Member I am in belgium

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    not 100% sure but it's a good story !
    Someone even wrote a book about it.
     
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    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Brilliant one Wout. Like it!

    I believe there was an artist who advised on ships camouflage. His name was Claude Moncaster. He had a beautiful house in Sutton, near Bury and I had the honour of doing a fair amount of work in it.

    Tenuous link of the day for you. :icon-biggrin:

    We Brits also made plywood models of our own outside London to look like London. Plus a huge amount of fake tanks in Kent to make it look like we were planning an invasion, which we were, just not there!
     
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    frank rabbets Well-Known Member

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    We blew false tanks and planes made of canvas up with a compressor.
     
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    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    The Germans used TNT…


    :whistle:
     
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