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‘The Ghost Army’ – Film screening and discussion
November 8 @ 12:30 pm
Film screening of “The Ghost Army” – 12:30 p.m.
Discussion with filmmaker Rick Beyer – 1:45 p.m.
Building 1, Room 308 (theatre)
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. Rick wrote and produced the PBS documentary “The Ghost Army,” which has been honored with a CINE Golden Eagle and audience awards at several film festivals.
His visit is part of the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series and sponsored by the BHC Student Veterans.
About “The Ghost Army”
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 40 years.