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Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army: A Spy on History Book

Enigma Alberti, Scott Wegener

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USA, 20th century, History & the past: general interest (Children's /, Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teena, People & places (Children's / Teenage)


In this second book in the SPY ON HISTORY series, read the true story of Victor Dowd, illustrator and sergeant in the 603rd Camouflage Engineers, who along with other visual artists used his creative talents to fool the Nazi Army, save countless lives, and help win the war in Europe. Then solve the mystery using codes hidden in the book and the spycraft materials provided in an envelope inside. No

Your Mission: Find Victor s missing sketchbook using spycraft tools to uncover hidden codes! It s a true story of deception: Meet the top-secret Ghost Army, a group of artists and sound engineers trained to fake out the Germans in World War II with inflatable rubber tanks and loudspeakers broadcasting the sound of marching troops. And meet real-life Sergeant Victor Dowd, who served in the fight for Normandy, through France, and across the Rhine.It s a mystery to solve: There are clues embedded in the story s text and illustrations, and Spycraft materials come in an envelope at the beginning of the book. Now put on your own spy thinking cap and find out what happened to Victor Dowd s missing sketchbook.

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