The Greatest Act Of Deception in WWII

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Operation Mincemeat was a elaborately engineered plan to deceive the Axis about the Allied invasion from the Mediterranean Sea. You won’t believe the lengths the British went to in order to bring a fictional soldier to life, despite the possibility that it might not work. Warning: contains one picture of a dead body. -via Buzzfeed

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I recently read three excellent books by the British author Ben Macintyre.

Operation Mincemeat - all about this marvelous plan of deception.

Agent Zigzag - about Eddie Chapman a British double agent who did such a great job fooling the Germans he was awarded the Iron Cross by Hitler. Only Brit to receive it. He was a real scoundrel but he served England well.

Double Cross - The true story of the D-Day spies. BTW all German spies in England were nabbed and 'turned' to work for the Brits. They hanged the ones that wouldn't cooperate. GGGG The point is that the Brits caught them all.

All three books are excellent and I highly recommend them. Can all be gotten on There are at least 3 movies about the last two stories.

Almost forgot - Thanks MC!
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the narrator says one of the people involved was called "Cholmondeley". I can't speak for the gentleman in question but that surname is more usually pronounced "Chom Lee".
It's a very strangely pronounced surname with no clues as to how it should be said, but amusing to hear the narrator say "Chol Mon Delay". (He could of course be right in this case?)
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