Published May 24, 2013
Life is often stranger than fiction as filmmaker Rick Beyer found out when he learned that an American Ghost Army helped defeat the Germans during World War Two. The story was classified for decades, and after it was declassified it took Beyer eight years to piece it together with hard-to-find footage, interviews with selected veterans, and artwork created by soldiers at the front. Beyer created the first documentary on this unit whose job was not to wage war, but to deceive the enemy. VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.