Fake city, or why the US needed to portray a realistic idyll

  • Dec 24, 2019
Fake city in the United States.
Fake city in the United States.

Very unusual city appeared in the US during the Second World War. Peering into the black-and-white photographs, which quietly strolling citizens, cute girl talking on the lawn, not immediately guess that this is the most that neither is a dummy, and the settlements of never there. So what prompted the countries that are thousands of kilometers away from military action to take such a radical step, we try to understand in today's material.

Streets fake cities did not differ from the usual residential areas. | Photo: dezinfo.net.
Streets fake cities did not differ from the usual residential areas. | Photo: dezinfo.net.

Known truth that "in wartime stealth and ingenuity - the basics of survival" for many times confirmed resourceful commander. That's it, and have adopted the US government when after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the country has lost the Central base of the Pacific Fleet of the US Navy. Fuel to the fire poured and the Japanese submarine fired on an oil refinery in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

To create habitable cities, specially hired employees were walking on their streets. | Photo: maximonline.ru.
To create habitable cities, specially hired employees were walking on their streets. | Photo: maximonline.ru.

These two cases have brought war to this psychosis, and after, when in the clear sky someone caught the sound of Japanese bombers, and they discovered a massive barrage, which led to casualties, the country's leadership decided to "take drastic measures. "

Historical fact: Pearl Harbor (Pearl Harbor) - Harbor on the island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, on which the central base of the US Navy. In December 1941, Japan has carried out a sudden massive attack on the strategically important military facility, as a result of which the United States have suffered huge losses, which included not only the ships, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft, but many human victims. That attack was the reason the US entry into World War II.
Airplane hangars, and all areas of movement of workers were disguised so that from the height of absolutely nothing to remind one of the production buildings. | Photo: travelask.ru.
Airplane hangars, and all areas of movement of workers were disguised so that from the height of absolutely nothing to remind one of the production buildings. | Photo: travelask.ru.

Considering that on the West Coast are the main product lines of aviation giant Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Douglas Aircraft and Boeing, so it is with them and decided to start the operation, dubbed "Camouflage". For these purposes, were invited the best artists, decorators... "Dream Factory", who worked for several years to visually "Wipe out" the main military power of the country, creating over these strategically important objects completely different picture.

All projects are designed in close collaboration with the military engineers and builders who worked on special tunnels and ventilation shafts, various passages and entrances to the viability of the enterprises and tens of thousands of people who worked around the clock on these plants.

Strolling through the streets of false, everything becomes clear, but from the sky even know the pilots could not always find the runway. | Photo: varlamov.ru.
Strolling through the streets of false, everything becomes clear, but from the sky even know the pilots could not always find the runway. | Photo: varlamov.ru.

As a rule, they have created the same ground picture, looking at which no enemy pilot of the aircraft would not be able to understand that it is a solid sham. The first masked airfield and parking of aircraft, which acquired invariably green color and planted with trees and the crops common to make it seem that this is farmland.

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Props, created by specialists of famous American movie studios on the roofs of industrial giants. | Photo: lockheedmartin.com.
Props, created by specialists of famous American movie studios on the roofs of industrial giants. | Photo: lockheedmartin.com.

On the roofs of the main hangar and workshop businesses to create a complex system of scenery, some areas were covered with camouflage networks, continuing to artificially create a field with vegetables and wheat, and other "plant trees" by wire mesh and plume.

Built little town with a fake "real" streets, plywood houses and even cars, with some sham structures in the form of a hydrant or a conventional well covered ventilation pipes or antiaircraft point. Of course, strolling along the sham houses, it becomes clear that it's just decoration, but from the sky it looked like an ordinary suburb, with its measured quiet life.

It looked like Boeing aircraft factory in Seattle after a complete disguise. | Photo: dezinfo.net.
It looked like Boeing aircraft factory in Seattle after a complete disguise. | Photo: dezinfo.net.

According to the wording Novate. Ru, for two years, a specially created team within the masking operation "Camouflage" managed to build more than 30 such settlements, but the most famous was the town, decorated kinodizaynerom Jon Stewart Detlinadom over the production casing Boeing in Seattle, which publishes a monthly 300 known bombers B-17.

30 thousand. people daily work in the factory, collecting the bombers Boeing B-17. | Photo: twizz.ru.
30 thousand. people daily work in the factory, collecting the bombers Boeing B-17. | Photo: twizz.ru.

It is difficult to imagine, but in the wonderful provincial town of sham daily work 30 thousand. people, creating a powerful weapon. And over their heads specially hired actors in daytime actively portrayed idyllic peaceful American life, so that the enemy was not able to determine where all the same main body hidden aviation giant.

Looking at these peaceful landscapes, even the head of the project, together with the auditors were unable to determine where the plant is located. | Photo: clevelandseniors.com.
Looking at these peaceful landscapes, even the head of the project, together with the auditors were unable to determine where the plant is located. | Photo: clevelandseniors.com.

Rumor has it that even the commander of this extraordinary operation Lockheed Colonel John Omer, together with the auditors generals, making circled and knowing that this is where the plant is located have not been able to determine exactly where he is. A flying over another town that Santa Barbara known film company Warner Bros hid industrial buildings Douglas Aircraft, pilots perform tasks and could not find an airfield to to land the plane.

Such an image is a peaceful idyll was intended to confuse the enemy and not give him any chance of finding a strategically important objects. | Photo: varlamov.ru.
Such an image is a peaceful idyll was intended to confuse the enemy and not give him any chance of finding a strategically important objects. | Photo: varlamov.ru.

Fortunately, none of these towns and not useful, Japan did not dare to go deep into the mainland States, therefore, unique fake buildings were dismantled, remaining etched only in photographs and in newsreels. But, nevertheless, they are considered one of the largest and most successful buildings in the history of military technology, because a group of professionals from engineers and ending with the usual decorative painter, was able to demonstrate a real talent and excellent sharpness to securely hide the whole industry giants.

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