Operation Starfish: Extraordinary story of Second World War sites designed to look like burning cities which saved 2,500 lives and diverted 730 air raids Starfish decoy towns in Britain helped to dupe Nazi aircraft during Blitz They were built to lure enemy bombers away from more populated areasTanks containing diesel and paraffin were placed on top of 20ft towersDiesel was released onto coke or coal before water was released on topCaused a virtual explosion of fire and steam, looking like a burning town By Paul Harris PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 2 March 2013 It sounds a little like something Captain Mainwaring might have dreamed up. But don’t panic – not all the fires that raged across Britain during Hitler’s bombing onslaught were homes and factories ablaze. For a cunning plan to build decoy towns and set them alight bamboozled the Luftwaffe into believing they had hit their targets.
This is NOT a photo: Will incredibly lifelike ink-dot drawing solve riddle of identity of man found naked and with no memory outside Burger King Miguel Endara created image of Benjaman Kyle, found in 2004 in GeorgiaSuffered from retrograde amnesia and had no ID or memory of who he was Doctors named him after B.K. initials of Burger King – where he was foundDrawings took Endara 138 hours with about four dots applied per second | UPDATED: 18:26 GMT, 17 December 2012 If you’re already impressed by this extraordinarily-lifelike portrait of a man created with more than two million ink dots, then just wait until you hear the story behind it.