Weird History

13 Of The Sneakiest Ploys Ever Pulled In Combat

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Vote up the sneakiest tricks used in historical engagements.

One of the key points of Sun Tzu's timeless classic The Art of War is that "all warfare is based on deception." The annals of military history are full of audacious bluffs, lies, and misinformation designed to get an edge on the enemy.

From the fake letters that saved the Continental Army from certain doom to the cadaver that tricked the Axis powers, this collection features some of history's most cunning ruses in combat.