Even I, a native German speaker and lover of the German language, can admit that sometimes German words can sound a little angry. I state that the information in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or an authorized agent for the owner. I state that I have a good faith belief that use of the work(s) in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. And um, when the actual crossing was made, about 20 miles to our north, there was practically no resistance. They thought they were seeing them! The 7th Panzer Division is sometimes known by its nickname, Ghost Division. Deception was imperative during World War II and militaries would create fake soldiers, weaponry, vehicles and even entire towns. The farmer, who was upset by all the noise the real battery was causing, was delighted when he saw it move out during the night. “John Stockton Slow Drag” by Chris Zabriskie from the album Undercover Vampire Policeman. "It was funny, it was distasteful, it was crazy. Some actors in the Ghost Army would also play the parts of Allied generals, dressing up as the officers and visiting towns where enemy spies would be likely to see them. In the theater, they then "mixed" those sounds to match the atmosphere they wanted to create, playing their faux soundtracks with powerful amplifiers and speakers that were mounted on halftracks -- a combination so effective that the sounds could be heard up to 15 miles away. Its members put their theatrical skills to use, engaging in "playacting," designing "soundscapes," and creating "set-dressing." May 22, 2013 Link Copied. Except that their wooden horses took the form of inflatable tanks. Three arms: One was visual, one was radio, and the third was sonic. The natives would say to each other, ‘Did you. R2-D2 Sounds: Star Wars. "And in four syllables, it described the mission of our outfit — to fool the German army," Seltzer said. Cherie DeBrest speaks with her daughter, Naima, about working the polls together in the upcoming election. (The unit was the brain child, one report has it, of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) The 23rd were, essentially, the Trojan Horse builders of World War II. All of which went to serve the Allies' ultimate illusion: that their military force was bigger and more powerful than it actually was. And they relied on what the Ghost Army termed, awesomely, "atmosphere" -- creating the overall impression of an omnipresent military force. Yeah. Would call fake if the Americans didn't do something like this in Vietnam, I bet it fucking would've worked honestly, That's a sturmtiger that would shoot a giant rocket, The Germans had way too much time on their hands, Definitely the most retarded thing I have read all day, That's a sturmtiger dingus. Photo courtesy of Ghost Army Legacy Project, The George William Curtis Collection A young Gilbert Seltzer in uniform in October, 1942, after graduating from Officer Candidate School in Fort Belvoir, Va. After World War II broke out, 26-year-old Gilbert Seltzer enlisted into the Army. The Ghost Army's sonic illusions, in this case, were so convincing that they fooled Axis Sally, the radio propagandist, into reporting that an entire Allied division was preparing for battle in a spot that actually contained, at the time, no troops at all.