Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 June 2010

400 Pages | 8pp black and white plates


ISBN: 9780199233984

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Deathly Deception

The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat

Denis Smyth

  • The story behind Operation Mincemeat - one of the most daring and successful intelligence operations of the Second World War
  • Immortalized in the 1956 Hollywood classic The Man Who Never Was
  • Draws on a wealth of previously unused sources to tell the step by step story of how the British decptioneers implemented their ingenious and audacious plan
  • Explains the operation's crucial contribution to the Anglo-American invasion of Sicily and the irreparable damage it did to the Axis Powers

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