Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Greatest Act Of Deception in WWII



Operation Mincemeat was a elaborately engineered plan to deceive the Axis about the Allied Mediterranean invasion. You won’t believe the lengths the British went to in order to make it work, despite the possibility that it might not work. Warning: contains one picture of a dead body. (via Buzzfeed)

4 comments:

Jaguarfeather said...

One of the most interesting WWII stories. If this clip was too concise for you, see if you can find the 1956 motion picture, The Man Who Never Was. It is a very good retelling of the story. The pretend girlfriend's performance to deceive a German spy is especially nerve-wracking, and emotional, too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049471/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Miss Cellania said...

Thanks, Jaguarfeather!

Ken D said...

Based on the book of the same name, available from Amazon and probably your local library.

Meghan Sarno said...

The "Stuff You Missed In History Class" podcast did a two-parter on this, too. They do an excellent job.