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  • Wednesday 24th

    October 2018

  • From 06:30 PM

    To 09:00 PM

  • O'Hare Academic Center
    Newport, RI 02840 United States

  • Free

The Ghost Army – Documentary Screening & Discussion

The Ghost Army – Documentary Screening & Discussion with author and filmmaker Rick Beyer

In collaboration with Salve Regina University Department of Administration of Justice

In June 1944, a secret U.S. Army unit went into action in Normandy. The weapons they deployed were decidedly unusual: hundreds of inflatable tanks and a one-of-a-kind collection of sound effects records. Their mission was to use bluff, deception, and trickery to save lives. Many were artists, some of who would become famous, including a budding fashion designer named Bill Blass. They painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique visual record of their journey. The story of what these men accomplished was hushed up by the Pentagon for more than forty years.”

Rick Beyer is a best-selling author, an award winning documentary producer, and a long-time history enthusiast. With a take on history that is both humorous and illuminating, he has appeared on CBS News, MSNBC, CNN, The Discovery Channel, NPR and Fox News.



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