Operation Mincemeat

The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II

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**Now a major film, starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilson, Johnny Flynn and Jason Isaacs**



A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB SELECTION

A SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER



'Astonishing ... Sheds riveting new light on this breathtaking plan' Daily Mail

'A rollicking read' Max Hastings, Sunday Times

'Brilliant and almost absurdly entertaining' New Yorker

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April, 1943: a sardine fisherman spots the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and sets off a train of events that would change the course of the Second World War.



Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and 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. His mission: to convince the Germans that instead of attacking Sicily, the Allied armies planned to invade Greece.



This is the true story of the most extraordinary deception ever planned by Churchill's spies: an outrageous lie that travelled from a Whitehall basement all the way to Hitler's desk.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
18 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Publishing
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
16.6
MB

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