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Deception and decoys ahead of D-Day

5 June 2014 Last updated at 09:43 BST

Seventy years ago Kent and Sussex were at the heart of a phoney war - a key element of the D-Day invasion.

The aim was to con German commanders into believing they would be attacked across the Dover Straits, and the plan was carried out using a highly secret and elaborate series of deceptions, hoaxes and decoys, known as Operation Fortitude.

Robin Gibson reports.