Decoration day / Memorial day special on KOOP

Decoration day / Memorial day special on KOOP

'Austin Artists' and ROCO join forces for a tour de force of Art in wartime

Art Smith
 
We'll hear from Soldier, Artist 
former Private First Class 
William Anderson of  23rd Headquarters Special Troops 
( Ghost Army ) Signal Company Special
about his experiences and how creativity, ingenuity and sheer grit helped win key battles, shorten the war, save lives and contribute to a decisive allied victory.  
     
      We'll hear of the three~pronged approach to the art of deception Visual + Audio + Radio scripts combine seamlessly to induce the Germans into believing actual equipment and troop movements were in play and befuddled them after they diverted dwindling resources at key points in the battles.  The Germans never knew of the Ghost Army and their exploits.  In fact the world didn't know for 40 years   It remained Classified until recently.
 
Also,
With over a decade put into research and production, Rick Beyer will join us to share some of the story about creating the Book and Documentary que so artfully and comprehensively conveys this long untold story.
The Ghost Army of WWII.
 
The denouement is our special 100th anniversary installment of our annual tribute to Soldier and Poet, Alan Seeger with a recitation of Alan's commissioned Ode which he was to recite on Decoration day, May 30th, 1916 at the statue of Washington and Lafayette in Paris , France but never had the chance to see fulfilled.  
 
Salute
~Art Smith