War Effort Kids T-Shirts
ATTENTION HISTORY BUFFS! This product is for you. Check out this design, and the rest of my FUSAG line! Often abbreviated FUSAG, the First U.S. Army Group was a fictitious command Allied Army Group created to deceive the Germans about where the Allies would land in France. Despite a lack of personnel, FUSAG continued to exist on paper as part of the deception of Operation Quicksilver. (you know, the one with the inflatable tanks!) In order to make the German forces believe the Allied invasion would come at Pas de Calais, the phantom force was stationed at Dover, directly across the English Channel from the site. To further attract the Axis commanders' attention, General Dwight D. Eisenhower placed George S. Patton in command of the phantom force and increased the formation's apparent size. The deception worked so well that significant German forces remained in the Pas de Calais region for seven weeks after the real invasion at Normandy to defend against what they thought would be the true invasion force. Because of this, it is noted as one of the most effective military tricks of all time.
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The RAF underwent rapid expansion prior to and during the Second World War. Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan of December 1939, the air forces of British Commonwealth countries trained and formed "Article XV squadrons" for service with RAF formations.
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The Churchill tank was Great Britain's entry level heavy tank at the beginning of WW2. it was designed before the war and draws heavily on what was learned about tank warfare during WW1. Think Armour, flat sides and high tracks that could cross trenches was the doctrine at the time and so such the Churchill suffered from having no angled faces capable of deflecting enemy fire. Even so it was a good vehicle and performed admirably for its crews.
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