Today is the anniversary of D-Day, the day in 1944 when thousands of Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II. Among the units that fanned out through France and Germany was the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops — or the so-called “Ghost Army.” Its existence was top secret, for its men used trickery and artistry to fool the enemy.
Lexington filmmaker Rick Beyer is drawing back the curtain on this chapter of military history in “Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War Two” — a new documentary he's been working on it for 7 years. WBUR’s Andrea Shea spoke with Rick and Former Medford Mayor Jack McGlynn, a memeber of the Ghost Army.
The Ghost Army exhibition is on display through the month of June at the Beverly Historical Society. Rick Beyer says his documentary should be finished sometime this summer.
This segment aired on June 6, 2012.