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Operation Mincemeat [electronic resource] : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory / Ben Macintyre.

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  • ISBN: 9780307453297 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB)
  • ISBN: 0307453294 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 400 p.) : ill., plans
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2010.

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General Note: Description based on print version record.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The sardine spotter -- Corkscrew minds -- Room 13 -- Target Sicily -- The man who was -- A novel approach -- Pam -- The butterfly collector -- My dear Alex -- Table-tennis traitor -- Gold prospector -- The spy who baked cakes -- Mincement sets sail -- Bill's farewell -- Dulce et decorum -- Spanish trails -- K├╝hlenthal's coup -- Mincemeat digested -- Hitler loses sleep -- Seraph and Huskey -- A nice cup of tea -- Hook, line, and sinker -- Mincement revealed -- Aftermath.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Operation Mincemeat.
World War, 1939-1945 > Secret service > Great Britain.
Montagu, Ewen, 1901-1985.
Deception > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
Deception > Spain > Atlantic Coast > History > 20th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy > History > World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Spain > Atlantic Coast.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Italy > Sicily.
Sicily (Italy) > History, Military > 20th century.
Atlantic Coast (Spain) > History, Military > 20th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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