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Deathly deception : the real story of Operation Mincemeat

Author: Denis Smyth
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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In the pre-dawn darkness of April 30, 1943, the body of a Royal Marine Major washed ashore on the south-western coast of Spain, part of an incredible plot to mislead the German High Command about the Allies' impending Mediterranean invasion. What made this ruse unique--and macabre--was that the "Major" was actually a deceased Welsh laborer, who drifted lifelessly ashore carrying false documents indicating that the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ewen Montagu; Ewen Montagu; Ewen Montagu
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Smyth
ISBN: 9780199233984 0199233985
OCLC Number: 500794359
Description: xiii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Accidental conception --
Medical consultation --
Grand stratagem --
A sea of troubles --
Loud and clear --
Tailor-made --
Brief encounter --
Travel arrangements --
Mincemeat digested --
Mincemeat dissected.
Responsibility: Denis Smyth.


The story of the classic World War Two stratagem which persuaded Hitler's Generals that the Allies were going to attack Greece rather than Sicily in the summer of 1943 - a brilliant intelligence coup  Read more...


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Now for the first time we have all the facts which dispel the mysteries surrounding the operation and show the complexitites, pitfalls and dangers faced by British intelligence. Using official Read more...

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