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The Ghost Army Film Special Screening May 26th and 27th Only – Registration Required
May 26 - May 27
In anticipation of the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s feature summer exhibit, we invite you to view the 2013 documentary film, The Ghost Army, on May 26-27, 2021. Then meet the filmmaker Rick Beyer on Friday, May 28 at 6pm for an online Q/A about the film and the legacy of one of the army’s biggest secrets during World War II. Click here to register.
All registrants will receive a link to view the film on May 26-27
This program is free to all but donations are gladly accepted.
Ghost Army tells the true history of a secret U.S. Army unit of 1,100 troops that was set up in 1944 and operated until 1945 in the final stages of World War II in the fight against German troops in various parts of Europe. They used a combination of different ways of visual, sonic and radio deception to convince the enemy of the presence of specific Army units that were in fact operating elsewhere.
Although not featured in the film, local resident Mickey McKane was involved with the Ghost Army Unit. His personal artwork and scrapbooks from the war will be on display in the upcoming Historical Society of Cheshire County exhibit. The Ghost Army exhibition is available to the public through the Ghost Army Legacy Project and will be on display from June 2, 2021 to September 4, 2021.
The Historical Society of Cheshire County is a Blue Star Museum, allowing all military veterans and their families free access to the exhibit.
This program has been brought to you by the Historical Society of Cheshire County, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Savings Bank of Walpole, The Putnam Foundation, Bergeron Construction Company, and Price Chopper.