Friday, March 4, 2011

Recently Read: Operation Mincemeat




Operation Mincemeat (How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis)...was a successful deception plan of the British in WW2. This book reads like a spy novel...not surprisingly, since several British "spys" became famous authors...Ian Fleming, Graham Green, John le Carre...but this plan to divert Nazi attention from the D-Day invasion in Sicily, reads like something out of the "Keystone Kops"!!!...dress a dead guy in military garb, transport him to the coast of Spain in a submarine, float him ashore where he is "discovered" by the pro Nazi Spaniards who forward his "secret"papers to Hitler before returning the body to the British...
Amazingly...it worked! Scary to think how the outcome of WWII might have been very different without this crazy scheme.

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