Monday, Jan 14, 2019, 7:30 pm
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA
In summer 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs landed in France to conduct a super-secret mission. Armed with inflatable rubber tanks, fake artillery and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, they staged a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe. From Normandy to the Rhine, this extraordinary unit conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Author and documentary filmmaker Rick Beyer returns to present this amazing story in an engaging multimedia presentation that includes photos, maps, video clips and other material.
Rick Beyer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a New York Times best-selling author, and longtime history enthusiast. He produced and directed the award-winning PBS documentary The Ghost Army, and is the co-author (with Elizabeth Sayles) of The Ghost Army of World War II. Beyer has made documentary films for The History Channel, National Geographic and others. He also is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series, and Rivals Unto Death, the story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. He has shared his unique take on history around the country and has appeared on CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR and Fox News. Rick’s books will be available for sale. Cash or checks only.
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