Militaria David Fisher War Magician

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War Magician

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Jasper Maskelyne was a world famous magician and illusionist in the 1930s. When war broke out, he volunteered his services to the British Army and was sent to Eygpt where the desert war had just begun. He used his skills to save the vital port of Alexandria from German bombers and to 'hide' the Suez Canal from them. He invented all sorts of camouflage methods to make trucks look like tanks and vice versa. Working for military intelligence, he put on a stage show inside the Royal Palace in Cairo in order to locate an enemy spy's radio transmitter. On Malta he developed 'the world's first portable holes': fake bomb craters used to fool the Germans into thinking they had hit their targets. His war culminated in the brilliant deception plan that won the Battle of El Alamein: the creation of an entire dummy army in the middle of the desert.

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David Fisher is the author of more than 40 books on a wide variety of subjects. His work has appeared on bestseller lists around the world. He lives in New York City with his wife Laura, two sons, two cats and one small but confident dog.

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'Right from his memorable opening line [Fisher] shows a sure touch... a richly entertaining read.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'a remarkable tale, delightfully told.' SOLDIER magazine 'This is one of those books that once you start, you can't give up... a fascinating read' REGIMENT

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