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Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victor

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDSIn 1943, from a windowless basement office in London, two brilliant intelligence officers conceived a plan that was both simple and complicated— Operation Mincemeat. The purpose? 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. Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 and the British naval intellige…

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What is your favorite “history is stranger than fiction” fact?(r/AskReddit)

Operation Mincemeat.

During the Second World War the British secret service pulled a dead Welsh tramp out of the morgue, create a huge back story for him, put him on a submarine and then ditched his body off the coast of neutral (but Nazi sympathising) Spain. He was decorated as a high ranking officer with secret plans detailing the Allied invasion of South Europe (NOT Normandy). That, along with several other ruses, convinced the Germans that the Normandy preparations and eventual invasion was itself a ruse, and as such they concentrated a massive portion of their defence force in the wrong part of Europe.

Some brilliant misinformation and one dead welsh tramp helped save a countless number of lives.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mincemeat

If you’re interested, I strongly recommend you read Operation Mincemeat by Ben MacIntyre

www.amazon.com/Operation-Mincemeat-Bizarre-Fooled-…

EDIT – I am corrected, it was to deceive the Axis powers of plans to invade Sicily, not Normandy! Also I’m amazed how much attention this has received. Buy and read the book!

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Ben Macintyre

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