The best deception is attained by feeding an opponent with falsehoods which he wants to believe. Using code names such as Bodyguard, Double-Cross, Fortitude, and Quicksilver, General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded a series of covert operations that fooled the Nazis time after time and played a crucial role in the victorious Allied invasion of Europe. Students examine primary sources to gain an understanding of D-Day deception plans.
Each file includes an overview, primary documents, and sometimes secondary sources about a different aspect of D-Day Deception Planning. Students should examine their assigned file and use that information to fill out the Briefing Organizer worksheet (found in Lesson Plan and Worksheets).