It's not the War Magician but PBS is apparently going to air a documentary called The Ghost Army dealing with how the US army deceived the German army through trickery and illusion. They claim that in 1944 the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops landed in France with inflatable tanks, and trucks etc. to create battlefield illusions.
May 21 at 8 p.m. EST. on PBS
More at: http://tinyurl.com/b3orda3