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Family Activities - D-Day: Deception Plans

Tue, 28 May 2019 — Thu, 30 May 2019
From 11:00 to 15:30
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

It is the early hours of 6th June 1944. Weather prevented operation Overlord commencing in the early hours of June 5th so today is the best, and perhaps last, chance the Allies have of beginning the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. Numerous deception plans have been put into place to fool the enemy and protect Allied troops. In role as a codebreaker, can you intercept and decipher German communications in order to decide if the deception plans have been successful and whether it is safe to proceed with D Day?

The Allied deception strategy for D-Day was one of the most successful ever conceived. Find out what it was really like for the interceptors, the codebreakers and the intelligence officers through this immersive activity.

Suitable for children aged 7-16 accompanied by an adult – drop in to Block B. Last admission 3pm.  Briefings will take place on the hour.