Paradummy

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

The paradummy is a military deception device first used in World War II, intended to imitate a drop of paratroop attackers. This can cause the enemy to shift forces or fires unnecessarily, or lure enemy troops into staged ambushes.[1]

The devices were called Rupert dolls by British Troops and Oscar by American.[2]

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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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