A Genius for Deception: How Cunning Helped the British Win Two World Wars by Nicholas Rankin
Oxford University Press | November 10, 2009 | English | ISBN: 019538704X | 480 pages | PDF | 7 MB
In February 1942, intelligence officer Victor Jones erected 150 tents behind British lines in North Africa. "Hiding tanks in Bedouin tents was an old British trick," writes Nicholas Rankin. German general Erwin Rommel not only knew of the ploy, but had copied it himself. Jones knew that Rommel knew. In fact, he counted on it–for these tents were empty. With the deception that he was carrying out a deception, Jones made a weak point look like a trap.