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25th Dec '17 6:24:34 PM jamespolk
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* The Battle of Detroit in August 1812 famously resulted in an American surrender because of this technique. The American defenders of the fort outnumbered the British and their native allies by 2,500 to 1,300, and had 30 guns compared to the 10 the British had brought. Isaac Brock had his militia units wear discarded uniforms of his regular troops, convincing the Americans there were more regulars than there were and had his troops very visibly march into entrenchments around the fort, only to sneak away out of sight and march back in taking up different positions, repeatedly. During meals, in view of the American garrison, troops would line up to receive a bowl of beans, move back into the camp out of sight, dump the beans in another pot, and rejoin the line. Tecumseh likewise paraded his entire force of roughly 600 warriors multiple times through a gap in the trees where the Americans inside the fort could see them, convincing the defenders they were facing thousands of Native warriors in addition to thousands of British regulars. General Hull, the American commander, and his troops were so thoroughly conned that minutes into a British bombardment, Hull surrendered Detroit. Total casualties of the battle were 7 killed on the American side and 2,493 captured, while the British had 2 wounded.

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* The Battle of Detroit in August 1812 famously resulted in an American surrender because of this technique. The American defenders of the fort outnumbered the British and their native allies by 2,500 to 1,300, and had 30 guns compared to the 10 the British had brought. Isaac Brock had his militia units wear discarded uniforms of his regular troops, convincing the Americans there were more regulars than there were and had his troops very visibly march into entrenchments around the fort, only to sneak away out of sight and march back in taking up different positions, repeatedly. During meals, in view of the American garrison, troops would line up to receive a bowl of beans, move back into the camp out of sight, dump the beans in another pot, and rejoin the line. Tecumseh likewise paraded his entire force of roughly 600 warriors multiple times through a gap in the trees where the Americans inside the fort could see them, convincing the defenders they were facing thousands of Native warriors in addition to thousands of British regulars. General Hull, the American commander, and his troops were so thoroughly conned that minutes into a British bombardment, Hull surrendered Detroit. Total casualties of the battle were 7 killed on the American side and 2,493 captured, while the British had 2 wounded.
wounded.[[note]]An American court martial sentenced Hull to death for cowardice, but his sentence was commuted due to his rather better Revolutionary War record.[[/note]]
30th Sep '17 12:46:58 AM KeithM
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* Circular Drive-style deceptions were popular with the western Allies in WWII, originating with the British in the Western Desert and later embraced wholeheartedly by the U.S. Army and climaxing in an entire false invasion force off of Calais on D-Day. Literal {{Circular Drive}}s were a popular part of these deceptions, with trucks full of mannequins and fake insignia. Since allied trucks typically had tarps over their cargo beds two soldiers sitting next to the tailgate would often be enough to convince most observers who'd naturally assume that truck was full. Why send a whole truck just to carry two men?.

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* Circular Drive-style deceptions were popular with the western Allies in WWII, originating with the British in the Western Desert and later embraced wholeheartedly by the U.S. Army and climaxing in an entire false invasion force off of Calais on D-Day. Literal {{Circular Drive}}s were a popular part of these deceptions, with trucks full of mannequins and fake insignia. Since allied trucks typically had tarps over their cargo beds two soldiers sitting next to the tailgate would often be enough to convince most observers who'd naturally assume that truck was full. Why send a whole truck just to carry two men?.
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* The Battle of Detroit in August 1812 famously resulted in an American surrender because of this technique. The American defenders of the fort outnumbered the British and their native allies by 2,500 to 1,300, and had 30 guns compared to the 10 the British had brought. Isaac Brock had his militia units wear discarded uniforms of his regular troops, convincing the Americans there were more regulars than there were and had his troops very visibly march into entrenchments around the fort, only to sneak away out of sight and march back in taking up different positions, repeatedly. During meals, in view of the American garrison, troops would line up to receive a bowl of beans, move back into the camp out of sight, dump the beans in another pot, and rejoin the line. Tecumseh likewise paraded his entire force of roughly 600 warriors multiple times through a gap in the trees where the Americans inside the fort could see them, convincing the defenders they were facing thousands of Native warriors in addition to thousands of British regulars. General Hull, the American commander, and his troops were so thoroughly conned that minutes into a British bombardment, Hull surrendered Detroit. Total casualties of the battle were 7 killed on the American side and 2,493 captured, while the British had 2 wounded.
9th Feb '17 9:36:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In-movie variation in ''{{Help}}'' - in the Bahamas, the police chief welcomes the Scotland Yard detective and presents a squad of policemen for inspection - the squad consists of only four men, the last in the row ducking and heading to the front of the row as the other two pass by.

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* In-movie variation in ''{{Help}}'' ''Film/{{Help}}'' - in the Bahamas, the police chief welcomes the Scotland Yard detective and presents a squad of policemen for inspection - the squad consists of only four men, the last in the row ducking and heading to the front of the row as the other two pass by.
11th Sep '16 7:01:31 AM Rmpdc
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11th Sep '16 7:00:16 AM Rmpdc
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11th Sep '16 7:00:02 AM Rmpdc
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11th Sep '16 6:59:51 AM Rmpdc
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11th Sep '16 6:59:27 AM Rmpdc
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2nd Aug '16 7:36:02 AM case
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment:'' The family is paid to build a wall across part of the US\Mexico border but isn't able to deliver. Instead, George and Buster drive around a silo a few times, attempting to pass it off as the wall.
11th Jun '16 3:41:52 PM nombretomado
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* In the SwordOfTruth, Jagang did this to make it look like the army went one way, forced a confrontation with Kahlan as she went scouting, and pretended to believe that his ruse had fooled her. His army attacked that night.
* Parodied in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Moving Pictures''.

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\n* In the SwordOfTruth, ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', Jagang did this to make it look like the army went one way, forced a confrontation with Kahlan as she went scouting, and pretended to believe that his ruse had fooled her. His army attacked that night.
* Parodied in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Moving Pictures''.''Discworld/MovingPictures''.
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