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Titanic, Operation

The codename for a group of deception operations that took place on the night before D-Day. Titanic consisted of the dropping of dummy paratroopers, metal foil known as ‘chaff’, which confused German radars and dropping special forces. The aim was to confuse the Germans and draw their attention away from the real landing beaches.