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Operation Mincemeat Seen the documentary from Ben Macintyre.https www.youtube.com watch v Gh8D3Highly recommended It s a rare gem when history is unfolded for us in such a detailed and thrilling form In 1943, Ewan Montagu of the British Naval Intelligence and Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 came together in collaboration of a complex plan of deception The plan that was ultimately approved was to take a suitable corpse, dress it in a suitable military uniform, place certain well planned personal items, attach to it a chained briefcase containing fake official documents and personal letters, and then drop it th It s a rare gem when history is unfolded for us in such a detailed and thrilling form In 1943, Ewan Montagu of the British Naval Intelligence and Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 came to In 1943, From A Windowless London Basement Office, Two Intelligence Officers Conceived A Plan That Was Both Simple Complicated Operation Mincemeat Purpose To Deceive The Nazis Into Thinking The Allies Were Planning To Attack Europe By Way Of Greece Or Sardinia, Rather Than Sicily, As The Nazis Had Assumed The Allies Ultimately Chose Charles Cholmondeley Of MI5 The British Naval Intelligence Officer Ewen Montagu Were Very Different Cholmondeley Was A Dreamer Seeking Adventure Montagu Was An Aristocratic, Detail Oriented Barrister A Perfect Team, They Created An Ingenious Plan Equip A Corpse With Secret But False Papers Concerning The Invasion, Then Drop It Off The Coast Of Spain Where German Spies Would Hopefully Take The Bait The Idea Was Approved By British Intelligence Officials, Including Ian Fleming 007 S Creator Winston Churchill Believed It Might Ring True To The Axis Help Bring Victory.Filled With Spies, Double Agents, Rogues, Heroes A Corpse, The Story Of Operation Mincemeat Reads Like An International Thriller Unveiling Never Before Released Material, Macintyre Goes Into The Minds Of Intelligence Officers, Their Moles Spies, The German Abwehr Agents Who Suffered The Twin Frailties Of Wishfulness Yesmanship He Weaves Together The Eccentric Personalities Of Cholmondeley Montagu Their Improbable Feats Into An Adventure That Saved Thousands Paved The Way For The Conquest Of Sicily. Briefly, I have to say that this is one of the most fascinating books of history I ve read in a very long time You don t even need to be a WWII buff to appreciate it I m not but it s simply amazing The basic story is this it s 1943, and the Allies have plans to invade Sicily to get a foothold in Europe and defeat Hitler But since Sicily is the most obvious place for an Allied landing, Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley it s pronounced Chumley of the Naval Intelligence section of Briefly, I have to say that this is one of the most fascinating books of history I ve read in a very long time You don t even need to be a WWII buff to appreciate it I m not but it s simply amazing The basic story is this it s 1943, and the Allies have plans to invade Sicily to get a foothold in Europe and defeat Hitler But since Sicily is the most obvious place for an Allied landing, Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley it s pronounced Chumley of the Naval Intelligence section of the Admiralty decide to dupe the Germans into thinking that Greece is the actual target and with the help of a fiction writ You can t make this stuff up Orprecisely, you can which is what makes this story of espionage and deception so much fun It is almost hard to believe it is all true When I first began the book, I didn t think Ben Macintyre had enough material to make an interesting story I presumed he would be repetitive, A marvellous story of intrigue of actual events during World War II There are a host of wonderful and eclectic characters in England, Spain and Germany The author presents all these in readable detail.The sequence of events and there are several are well depicted and we are clearly presented with the logical construction of this set up meant to deceive the Germans into b Dad was involved in the occupation of N Africa and in the landings at Gela on the south coast of Sicily An army cryptanalyst attached to the U.S navy, he and his colleagues maintained ship to shore communications during the successful invasion Books relevant to his experiences there and in the Pacific have long attracted my attention.This book is an account of how the British successfully misled the Germans and Italians into believing that their European invasion plans were directed at Sardi Dad was involved in the occupation of N Africa and in the landings at Gela on the south coast of Rating Clarification 4.5 StarsFrom the book blurbIn 1943, from a windowless basement office in London, two brilliant intelligence officers Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 and the British naval intelligence officer Ewen Montagu 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 Allie Rating Clarification 4.5 StarsFrom the book blurbIn 1943, from a windowless basement office in London, two brilliant intelligence officers Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 and the British naval intelligence officer Ewen Montagu 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.Their ingenious plan Get a corpse, equip it with secret but false and misleading papers concerning the invasion, then drop it off the coast of Spain whe When a dead man becomes a highly effective spy, fools the enemy and helps win a war with the world in the balance, well, that sounds like something James Bond writer Ian Fleming would concoct Oh wait, he did To be specific andcorrect , Operation Mincemeat, a plan devised by Britain s intelligence agency MI5 to convince Germany that a southern attack on Europe via the Mediterranean by Allied forces, was signed off on by Fleming, one of many in Britain s spy ring Though Fleming may not h When a dead man becomes a highly effective spy, fools the enemy and helps win a war with the world in the balance, well, that sounds like something James Bond writer Ian Fleming would concoct Oh wait, he did To be specific andcorrect , Operation Mincemeat, a plan devised by Britain s intelligence agency MI5 to convince Germany that a southern attack on Europe via the Mediterranean by Allied forces, The basic story is well known, but since the appearance of the first book, The Man Who Never Was, an extraordinary amount of new material has become available Even if you ve read The Man Who Never Was I had , I can t recommend Operation Mincemeat highly enough This is, quite simply, the most extraordinary book of its kind that I ve ever come across I couldn t put it down, and finished it in a littlethan a day.The plot in a nutshell, in case you aren t already familiar with it It s ear The basic story is well known, but since the appearance of the first book, The Man Who Never Was, an extraordinary amount of new material has become available Even if you ve read The Man Who Never Was I had , I can t recommend Operation Mincemeat highly enough This is, quite simply, the most extraordinary book of its kind that I ve ever come across I couldn t put it down, and finished it in a littlethan a day.The plot in a nutshell, in case you aren t already familiar with it It s early 1943, and the Allies have just pushed the Germans off North Africa The next step is use that as a springboard to invade Southern Europe But where A quick look at a map shows there s only one sensible target Sicily Any sane strategist would be e


About the Author: Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times He has worked as the newspaper s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no 1 bestsellers A Spy Among Friends, Operation Mincemeat and Double Cros Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times He has worked as the newspaper s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no 1 bestsellers A Spy Among Friends, Operation Mincemeat and Double Cross


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