When France copied Paris for Germany's gate during World War I.

The October 4, 1920 edition of the British newspaper The Globe featured an interesting headline: "A Fake Paris: The French Plan to Deceive the German Invaders." The article goes on to say that this unique trick has only recently become known and is so strange that it is hard to believe. The report states that "camouflage streets, factories, houses, railways, stations, trains." In fact, it was the camouflage capital. After the ceasefire and the end of military operations, French engineers were given the task. The idea first came to electrical engineer Jacopozi to keep German planes away from the French capital. Death and destruction could have been prevented by bombing this fake city. However, Germany took the path of peace and this unique plan of Jacopozi could not be tested. On August 30, 1914, German planes bombed Paris for the first time. This is the first time a capital has been attacked in this way. Four small bombs were dropped on Paris with the help of German Rimpler Tub planes. It reduced the death toll, but the psychological damage was much greater. More than a decade ago, the American Wright Brothers tested the first aircraft and this American invention has become a new and terrible weapon of war. The French capital now looked like a battlefield, and the general impression was that women and children would not be safe from enemy attacks.
Fear of falling bombs from the air Since then, the city has been the target of intermittent attacks over the next 18 months. The first attack was carried out in March 1915 with the help of Zeppelin aircraft. The aircraft was named after its inventor, Count Ferdinand van Zeppelin. The planes flew from Belgian military bases. There were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage. However, on 29 January 1916, two Zeppelin planes flew over the French capital. The weather was cold and the sky was overcast. Their bombing hit Paris, and the German attack killed 24 people and wounded 30. The last rites of the dead were performed on February 7, 1916, during which there was a great deal of fear in Paris. Six coffin-carrying vehicles carried the coffin to the famous church in Lakhva, where thousands of people, as well as politicians and dignitaries, mourned.
Scene after the Paris attacks "Before you fall victim to German barbarism, these deaths will remind you of humanity and your determination to win so that you can disarm the enemy and Stop him from committing such crimes again. But pressure mounted on France as air strikes intensified in the coming months. Paris survived in 1917 as Germany began to target London in its air strikes. For this bombing, they used their modern dive plane. An airstrike in June killed 162 British citizens. France knew it was their turn. But how could they defend themselves?
A painting by a French artist shows two women and a child surviving an airstrike How did Jacopozi make a fake Paris? A man named Fernand Jacopozi, an electrical engineer by profession, thought he had a solution. He was born in Florence and worked at the Paris International Exposition in 1900. The event celebrated the achievements of the last century and planned for the next 100 years. Jacopozi believed that the next century would see progress and that this century could create great opportunities for electrical engineers like him. He lived in Paris and, according to a newspaper report, did special research on electric lighting. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. In 1917, the Department of Defense's Office of Military Strategy gave them a plan to protect France from air strikes by building a fake Paris to deceive German bombers. In the current context, this plan may seem strange, but at that time it was realized that this strategy could be effective. Enemy planes landed over Paris at night, not with the help of any technical facility, but with the help of topography or geography. They reached the French capital, heading for the Seine, and then dropped their bombs. But the Seine flows through the air and passes through the center of Paris. Famous bridges have been built here and historic buildings such as the Eiffel Tower are also present. After that, the river eats not once but twice like the hump of a camel. Jacopozi was asked to build this fake city on the second bill. This was followed by the creation of two more mock areas, including the industrial zone, 10 miles east of Paris.
Network of lights Jacopozi began work on the Vuepant site in 1918 and replicated the busiest railway station in Paris. He also presented a scene like a moving train. He spent many years researching electrical lighting. They used Italian wooden planks to show the bogies of the train and a net of lights was spread on the conveyor belt for lighting inside. From the air, it looked like a train. The industrial zone was the next step. With the help of these plaques, Jacopozi designed the structures of the factories and painted the roofs in different colors. White, yellow and red lights were installed and fire and smoke were shown coming out, as if work was going on in the factory. The most important thing for them was to make the fake scene look real. They did not want to light up every place like a Christmas tree, which could have raised suspicions among German soldiers. It was a difficult task and Jacopo's plan was about to be completed when a German dive plane dropped a 22,000 kg bomb on Paris on September 16, killing six people and injuring 15. In the future, if German bombers came, this mock city would be activated. But they did not come after that. Two months later, the war ended, and Jacopo could not fool the German pilots. Nevertheless, it was an important part of the French government's defenses, and it could be defended if enemy bombers tried to hit Paris in a future war. Jacopo's plan was kept secret, but by 1920 the news had reached the British press. The Globe reported this big news in early October. The Illustrated London News then published it on 6 November 1920, with the caption "Fake Paris outside Paris: a 'city' built for bombing." Details were published and the newspaper called it an "interesting revelation". Jacopozi was awarded state honors The French government has not named the man who built the fake city. But Jacopozi was awarded official honors during the 1920s. He also provided a number of other services, such as the lighting system at the Eiffel Tower. They installed floodlights on La Concorde Palace and did beautiful lighting on many historic buildings. The commercial world discovered Jacopozi's hidden talents, and car company Citroen commissioned him to advertise one of its most famous cars on the Eiffel Tower. Jacopozi died in 1932. On his death, The People newspaper wrote: "He captured the attention of the world with the lights of the Eiffel Tower and made Paris a city of lights." This article does not cite its references or sources. Because it is better not to give any news than fake news. Especially when it comes to a fake city.

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