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Operation Mincemeat.

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OPERATION MINCEMEAT by Ben Macintyre. (Bloomsbury 2010)

 

"One April morning in 1943 a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a series of events that would change the course of the Second World War."

 

Referred to previously as 'the man who never was', the passage of time and newly released material has given the author the full story of the hoodwinking of the Nazi espionage chiefs prior to Operation Husky. A thoroughly absorbing read!

 

Colin.

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Ben Macintyre talks about Operation Mincemeat;

 

Operation Mincemeat;

 

 

Vee

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I read the Wikipedia page on that and it was very interesting. If there is anything we did well in the war, it was our deception planning and execution. The Germans, for their part, couldn't get intelligence out of a Time magazine if they had a subscription.

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