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Episode #28: The Ghost Army (Season 2, Episode 8)

Episode #28: The Ghost Army (Season 2, Episode 8)

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In a time where the arts are ever-undervalued, it is increasingly important for us not just to support the arts in our communities, but to look back through periods of history where artists were applauded for making a significant difference. And in the case of one very special American troop in the midst of World War Two, artists and creative types were tasked specifically with using their skills to preserve people. Art here became a life-saving force- literally. A force for good, even through multiple means of deception.

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Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki Creative. Theme music by Alex Davis. Research assistance by Stephanie Pryor. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett.

Additional music credits:

"Silent Movie Car Chase (ID 709)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Tethered" by Nctrnm is licensed under BY 4.0 - Based on a work at; "So Low" by Art of Escapism is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "Makie Elkino" by William Ross Chernoff's Nomads is licensed under BY 4.0; "Leaping Leopards" by Ash Turner is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Poldoro" by Milton Arias is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "Trombone Trio for Trombone Quartet" by Curtis Hasselbring is licensed under BY 4.0


Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below:

The Ghost Army documentary and official site:

The Atlantic: The Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks that Fooled Hitler

Smithsonian Magazine: When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler

Hyperallergic: The Artist-Filled Shadow Army of World War II

Atlas Obscura: A Visual Guide to the Fake Fleets and Inflatable Armies of World War II

History Channel: Push Renewed to Award WWII Ghost Army with Congressional Gold Medal



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