Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat

Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat

by Denis Smyth
     
 

A gripping new account of the audacious World War Two intelligence plan to mislead Hitler and his Generals that opened the way for the Allied invasion of Southern Europe in the summer of 1943. Described by Hugh Trevor-Roper as 'the most spectacular single episode in the history of deception' and immortalized in the classic film The Man Who Never Was, the story of

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A gripping new account of the audacious World War Two intelligence plan to mislead Hitler and his Generals that opened the way for the Allied invasion of Southern Europe in the summer of 1943. Described by Hugh Trevor-Roper as 'the most spectacular single episode in the history of deception' and immortalized in the classic film The Man Who Never Was, the story of Operation Mincemeat is both fascinating history and thrilling spy story in one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199233984
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates xvii

List of Abbreviations xix

Prologue 1

1 Accidental Conception 6

2 Medical Consultation 22

3 Grand Stratagem 47

4 A Sea of Troubles 64

5 Loud and Clear 78

6 Tailor-Made 96

7 Brief Encounter 122

8 Travel Arrangements 149

9 Mincemeat Digested 188

10 Mincemeat Dissected 230

Epilogue 269

Appendix 281

Notes 286

Bibliography 337

Index 353

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