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Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory

by Macintyre, Ben, 1963-

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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 th... Full description

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Summary: 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 than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose.
Physical Description: x, 400 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., plans ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780307453273
0307453278
Author Notes: Ben Macintyre is writer-at-large and associate editor of the Times of London. He is the author of several books including Agent Zigzag, The Man Who Would Be King, The Englishman's Daughter, The Napoleon of Crime, Forgotten Fatherland, A Spy among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, and The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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