Brigadier Dudley Wrangel Clarke (1899–1974) born at Ladysmith, Natal. He was an officer in the British Army who was behind several deception operations during the Second World War.
Clarke was a skilled amateur magician, taught magic by his uncle Sidney Wrangel Clarke.
Clarke founded the British Army's Commando Regiment and was head of "A Force", the British deception planning & operations section in the Middle East and Mediterranean Theaters.
After World War II, he headed a public opinion research department for the Conservative Central Office and wrote the crime novel "Golden Arrow" (1955).
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- DETECTING DECEPTION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COUNTERDECEPTION ACROSS TIME, CULTURES, AND DISCIPLINES by Barton Whaley (2006)