The award-winning documentary film details the story of the top secret 1100-man unit that, from June 1944 to March 1945, misled, deceived, and befuddled the German military tacticians and planners. The film discusses the unit’s strategies during WWII to misdirect the enemy, using illusions such as inflatable rubber tanks and trucks, fake radio transmissions, and simulated airfields and planes.
Four local WWII Veterans attended the screening and were honored publicly at the event.
“Educating the public about Veterans and their service is a very important issue for me and my team,” said BP Oddo. “I was happy to bring ‘The Ghost Army,’ and filmmaker Rick Beyer, to Staten Island to spread the word about this little-known section of World War II history.”
"What these men did in World War II is nothing short of amazing, and I am grateful to Jim Oddo for helping me share this eye-opening piece of history with an audience on Staten Island," noted Beyer.
For more information on the film and the unit, visit ghostarmy.org.