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In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs—including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey—landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe. The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect example of a little-known, highly imaginative, and daring maneuver that helped open the way for the final drive to Nazi Germany. It is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches along the way—ultimately, a story of success against great odds. Learn more during the TRAVEL ITCH RADIO Veterans Day special, Thursday Nov. 9 at 8p EST, when author Richard Beyer visits the show. Listen live on iTunes or BlogTalkRadio.com as Dan Schlossberg, a veteran himself, and co-host Maryellen Nugent Lee interview him live. You can also check out the archived show on the TRAVEL ITCH RADIO Facebook page. This will be show #529 in our 12th season.
The Internet makes the world smaller, so no matter where your next vacation or business trip takes you, someone on BlogTalkRadio's been there, done that, and will happily share stories and recommendations on how to pack, transportation, local cuisine and cultural etiquette. From Thailand to the Australian Outback to Kenya to the Appalachian Trail to Siberia to the Middle East, our BlogTalkRadio community is well traveled. Tune in as expert globetrotters offer live updates from the road, or share your own recent adventures with the world. Even if you just got home from your big trip and it'll be months or years before you can budget for travel again, log in to vicariously explore lands unknown to you without leaving home. Standout shows like Travel Brigade take you everywhere from Europe to Alaska to tropical islands, so listen in, share your two cents and gather inspiration for your next trip.
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