Dudley Clarke (1899–1974) was an officer in the British Army, known as
a pioneer of military deception operations during the Second World War.
His ideas for combining fictional orders of battle, visual deception and
double agents helped define Allied deception strategy during the war.
Clarke trained with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War,
and then led a varied career doing intelligence work in the Middle East.
In 1936 he was posted to Palestine, where he helped organise the British
response to the 1936 Arab uprising. Early in the Second World War,
Clarke proposed, and helped implement, an idea for commando raids into
France. In 1940, he was placed in charge of strategic deception in
Cairo, and was called to London in 1941 as his deception work had come
to the attention of Allied high command. Throughout 1942 Clarke
implemented Operation Cascade, an order of battle deception which added
many fictional units to the Allied formations; by the end of the war the
enemy accepted most of the formations as real. From 1942 to 1945, Clarke
continued to organise deception in North Africa and southern Europe. He
retired in 1947 and lived the rest of his life in relative obscurity.
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