The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, May 4, 2015

World War II "Ghost Army"

Boing Boing posted this trailer about the newly released book, The Ghost Army of World War II.  The Ghost Army was a U.S. military unit whose sole purpose was to use deception to convince the Germans that this small unit of troops was an entire army.  The work of this unit, combined with British intelligence and other operations, convinced Hitler that the D-Day invasions of Normandy were a diversion, and that the real invasion would come at the Pas de Calais.

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