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British "Rupert" at Merville D-Day Bunker Museum - France

The Paradummy is a device first used in World War II that, used with other artificial paratrooper units, is meant to cause an invasion by air to exaggerate appearance. Paradummies can also be used to lure enemy troops into staged ambushes.[1] They were called "Rupert dolls" by British Troops and "Oscar" by American.[2]

British "Rupert" at Merville Bunker D-Day Museum - France
'Movie Prop from the famous 1960s war film "The Longest Day," at Airborne Museum St. Mere Eglise - France

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  1. ^ "The Decoy Paratrooper Dummy History Site!". Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rupert Doll". 100 Voorwerpen. National Committee 4 and 5 May (Dutch). Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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