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There was a WWI East Africa event where the British thought they had surrounded Paul Lettow Vorbeck. During the night the British heard what they thought was heavy guns being readied for the repel the next mornings attack. In the morning the British found the encirclement empty except for a few men who had carted heavy steel plates arounds making the clanging noise the British heard.
Please could someone point me to a historical description of that event.
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More info on this event is found at Wikipedia
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I had a quick look at your link and didn't find this incident mentioned. Could you be more specific?