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Ep. 1: World War II Ghost Army (Days that Changed the World)

Length: 29 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On September 21st 1944, a top secret unit altered the course of World War Two. 101-year-old Gilbert Seltzer, an officer in the "ghost army", tells his story.

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Extraordinary story of bravery and creativity

Very impressive story about ingenious tactics and brave execution.
The narration is so vivid that you feel yourself as part of the ghost army.
Maybe not high tech at that time but this army had lots of imagination, creativity and decision to fabricate a "virtual army" and and succeed fooling the enemy . The bravery the army had to risk their lives in the front is amazing.
To keep the secret of this awesome action so many years must have because hard and shows the extreme commitment and patriotism of these secret heroes.

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Great series

I've really enjoyed listening to this series. The events highlighted range from famous to obscure and each is illuminating in its own way about the state of the current world.

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Enjoyable history podcast

I enjoyed listening to this history series while on a car trip with family. Different generations all enjoyed it. It was similar to a history podcast, for people who prefer a podcast style rather than an audiobook..

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Great if you can ignore the production

This series is great. It seems well-researched, the topics are interesting, and the episodes appear well-written. Unfortunately, I can't listen to these because the soundtracks - music and sound effects - are set to such a high level that it's very hard to distiguish the words if you have auditory issues. I missed too much while concentrating hard to be able to enjoy or learn anything. This applies to all 3 of the episodes I listened to.

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  • Eleanor G
  • 08-05-19

Distorted

This was an interesting story but as always told from an American point of view. Bergen Belsen was liberated by British forces on 16th April 1945.

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  • Aidy
  • 05-21-19

Loved it

really liked this series but maybe because a lot of the content I was interested in to begin with. for a free listen it is worth it!

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  • spud
  • 05-06-19

Very well done

please please please, more like this. loved the whole series and justifies the membership fees each month. so well produced and would love for audible to continue to make series like this.

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  • Paul Chadwick
  • 01-31-19

Professional standard.

Clearly a professional and well researched programme. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I learnt some new things from it and was thoroughly entertained.

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  • EmilyK
  • 12-16-18

Enjoyable history podcast

I enjoyed listening to this history series while on a car trip with family. Different generations all enjoyed it. It was similar to a history podcast.

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  • Germaine
  • 11-11-18

Enlightening, humourous yet poignant tale

Like many of these 'Days That Changed the World' stories, I would never have known about this aspect of history. Yet I am so glad that I gave this series a chance as they have been so insightful and interesting.
Carrie Gibson has a wonderful narrators voice and has chosen perfect subjects.
This first story set in World War 2 is so far-fetched it could be a Hollywood movie yet the Centenarian retelling his experiences was so engaging, I have no doubt it was true. Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Rachel
  • 07-26-18

Such Bravery

A fascinating tale, beautifully told. So clever, so brave ... if you have a spare half an hour, spend it here, it won't be time wasted.

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  • Erin M
  • 06-29-18

Fabulous story

I hadn't heard of this story before so I found the whole story fascinating. Well told, lots of different people tell their side and it makes an overall fabulous listen

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  • DebsinCheshire
  • 06-16-18

What an unbelievable story.....

Amazing tale from world war two which surprised my mum who is nearly 90 and lived through the war and had never heard the story. Quite funny in parts and will never forget that the gentleman concerned is 101!!! Hee hee, Well worth listening too hope the rest are described as well as this one.