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Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful deception--and certainly the strangest--ever carried out in World War II, one that changed the prospects for an Allied victory. The purpose of the plan--code named Operation Mincemeat--was to deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Ewen Montagu; Ewen Montagu; Ewen Montagu
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Macintyre
ISBN: 9780307453273 0307453278
OCLC Number: 449845345
Description: x, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: The sardine spotter --
Corkscrew minds --
Room 13 --
Target Sicily --
The man who was --
A novel approach --
Pam --
The butterfly collector --
My dear Alex --
Table-tennis traitor --
Gold prospector --
The spy who baked cakes --
Mincemeat sets sail --
Bill's farewell --
Dulce et decorum --
Spanish trails --
Kühlenthal's coup --
Mincemeat digested --
Hitler loses sleep --
Seraph and Husky --
A nice cup of tea --
Hook, line, and sinker --
Mincemeat revealed --
Aftermath.
Other Titles: How a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory.
Responsibility: Ben Macintyre.
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From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful deception--and certainly the strangest--ever carried out in World War II, one that changed the prospects for an Allied victory. The purpose of the plan--code named Operation Mincemeat--was to deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose.

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