We’re excited to announce the upcoming premier of PBS’ new documentary The Ghost Army. Casemate’s very own Jonathan Gawne, author of Ghosts of the ETO, served as a consultant and was interviewed for the film.
The Ghost Army premiers on PBS May 21st at 8:00 pm. To view the PBS station screening the film in you area go here.
View the trailer for the film below:
From The Ghost Army Website:
In June 1944, a secret U.S. Army unit went into action in Normandy. The weapons they deployed were decidedly unusual: hundreds of inflatable tanks and a one-of-a-kind collection of sound effects records. Their mission was to use bluff, deception, and trickery to save lives. Many were artists, some of who would become famous, including a budding fashion designer named Bill Blass. They painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique visual record of their journey. The story of what these men accomplished was hushed up by the Pentagon for more than forty years.
After seven years of effort, and interviews with more than 20 veterans, the documentary that tells their story is coming to PBS on May 21 at 8 PM. There will also be a variety of theatrical screenings, please check out our SCREENINGS page.