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Operation Mincemeat : the true spy story that changed the course of World War II

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Macintyre
ISBN: 9780747598688 0747598681 9781408806005 1408806002 9781408809211 1408809214
OCLC Number: 619515053
Awards: Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010
Description: xiii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The sardine spotter --
2. Corkscrew minds --
3. Room 13 --
4. Target sicily --
5. The man who was --
6. A novel approach --
7. Pam --
8. The butterfly collector --
9. My dear Alex --
10. table tennis traitor --
11. Gold prospector --
12. The spy who baked cakes --
13. Mincemeat sets sail --
14. Bill's farewell --
15. Dulce et decorum --
16. Spanish trails --
17. Kuhlenthal's coup --
18. Mincemeat digested --
19. Hitler loses sleep --
20. Seraph and Husky --
21. A nice cup of tea --
Hook, line and sinker --
23. Mincemeat revealed --
24. Aftermath.
Responsibility: Ben Macintyre.


Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and certainly the strangest. This book weaves together private documents, photographs, memories, letters and diaries, as  Read more...


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