“Bodyguard” is being opened due to the operation below being such a large turning point in the War. This new server will open Thursday – 01 June 2017 at 12:00 CEST. There will also be a special chest for sale from the server opening until Sunday – 04 June 2017 at 23:59 CEST.
John Hurt said "Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame." Which man will you choose to be?
Operation Bodyguard was the code name for a World War II deception plan employed by the Allied forces before the 1944 invasion of north-west Europe. The plan was intended to mislead the German high command as to the time and place of the invasion. The plan contained several operations, which culminated in the tactical surprise of the Germans during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 (also known as D-Day) and delayed German reinforcements to the region for some time afterwards.
Planning started in 1943 by the London Controlling Section (LCS). A draft strategy, referred to as Plan Jael, was presented to Allied High Command at the Tehran Conference in late November and approved on December 6. The objective was to lead the Germans to believe the invasion of north-west Europe would come later than was planned and to expect attacks elsewhere, including the Pas de Calais, the Balkans, Southern France, Norway and Soviet attacks in Bulgaria and northern Norway. The Allies had already employed deception operations against the Germans, aided by the capture of all the German agents in the United Kingdom and the systematic decryption of German Enigma communications. Once Normandy had been chosen as the site of the invasion, the decision to deceive the Germans into thinking it was a diversion and that the true invasion was to be elsewhere was put into play.
It succeeded, and the Normandy landings took the Germans by surprise. The deception suggesting that the Normandy landings were a diversion led Hitler to delay sending reinforcements from the Pas de Calais region for nearly seven weeks, whereas the original plan had specified 14 days.