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While a shooting war was being fought on other fronts, another type of warfare was being conducted in the British Isles; a war of words and feints. In the east, men and machinery were being moved around. The men were real. The machinery was tarps, plywood, and inflatables that looked like an army massing for invasion. Even the communication traffic gave every indication that Calais was to be the target of invasion. Meanwhile, the real efforts and movements were kept closely guarded secrets.

The best scientists,┬ámeteorologists, and strategists were all at work in offices hidden well below street levels; using technologies only hinted at and rarely imagined. Senior command officers and strategists were pouring over maps and details with intensity. The decisions were made, finalized, and approved. A “D-Day” was set.

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