Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army

By Enigma Alberti

Illustrated by Scott Wegener

Published by Workman Publishing Company

Your mission: Find Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook. And discover one of the most unusual stories of World War II.

Meet the 603rd Camouflage Engineers, better known as the Ghost Army. This group of artists and sound engineers were trained to deceive the Germans in World War II with everything from fake tanks to loudspeakers broadcasting the sound of marching troops. And meet Victor Dowd, a real-life sergeant who with his fellow Ghost Army troops fought his way from Normandy, through France, and eventually across the Rhine.

Second in the Spy on History series, it’s a compelling story of a little-known chapter from the war—and a mystery to solve. Using spycraft materials included in a sealed envelope, readers will discover and unravel the clues embedded in the book’s text and illustrations, and uncover the mystery of Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook.


 

$12.95 (US)

Product Details
Age range
8 - 14
Grade range
5 - 8
Series
Spy on History
Categories
Number of pages
96
Publication date
January 23, 2018
ISBN
9780761193265
Books also available at
Meet the Authors
Enigma Alberti headshot

Enigma Alberti

More about the author
Scott Wegener headshot

Scott Wegener

More about the author