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by Ben Macintyre
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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Operation Mincemeat: The. Packed with the sort of ego-centric toffs who seemed to gravitate towards undercover ops during the war, nicknames like 'Jimbo' and 'Jumbo' makes some of the chapters read like a Dennis Wheatley novel.
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He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington
View all . Common terms and phrases. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of seven previous books including Agent Zigzag, the story of wartime double-agent Eddie Chapman, which was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008. He lives in London with his wife and three children.
Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different, in one crucial respect, from any spy before or since: he was dead. Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of "Agent Zigzag", weaves together private documents, photographs, memories, letters and diaries, as well as newly released material from the intelligence files of MI5 and Naval Intelligence, to tell for the first time the full story of Operation Mincemeat.
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of Agent Zigzag, weaves together private documents, photographs, memories, letters and diaries, as well as newly released material from the intelligence files of MI5 and Naval Intelligence, to tell for the first time the full story of Operation Mincemeat. Read on the Scribd mobile app.
Updated: 25 Jun 2019, 7:42. THE incredible story of a hoax operation to disguise the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily is being turned into a film. Operation Mincemeat will reunite actor Colin Firth with Shakespeare In Love director John Madden. 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 motion a chain of events that would change the course of World War Two. Operation Mincemeat was one of the most successful wartime deceptions ever attempted - and certainly the strangest.
Devising the way in which a dead body washed up in Spain in 1943 carrying letters outlining phoney Allied invasion plans might be made believable stretched to the full the perverse imaginations of the famed squad of corkscrew minds who operated from a Whitehall basement under the irascible Admiral Godfrey, and included Ian Fleming. The story has been told, and indeed filmed (as The Man who Never Was ), before but never so completely or so colourfully.