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During WWII, what does the term 'ghost division' generally mean?

Answer:

a division that only existed on paper

A 'ghost division' or phantom division was a division that existed on paper only. This was done prior to D-Day by the Allies to fool and misguide the Germans about the actual strength and intentions of the invasion force. Like real divisions, they had a HQ, a division patch and radio traffic. The 7th Panzer Division, commanded by Rommel in 1940 in France also had this nickname and kept it throughout Operation Barbarossa.

History Added November 6th, 2019 by Kristiano Profile Picture Kristiano

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