Operation Overlord - Cover Operation, Page 3

Continuing with the "Cover Operation" for the Normandy invasion, the Allies discuss the timing of their bogus plan:

In order to achieve surprise, cover activities should normally lead the enemy to believe that the main operation is not due to be launched until about D plus 20.

Military leaders recognize that it will be next-to-impossible to completely conceal their efforts given the massive number of troop movements before the actual invasion begins:

In addition, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to conceal the final loading of the assault forces as this must be done by day as well as by night.

Click on page three of this November 20, 1943 document for a clearer view.

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Image of declassified document, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.



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