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)
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.
Based on the book of the same name, available from Amazon and probably your local library.
The "Stuff You Missed In History Class" podcast did a two-parter on this, too. They do an excellent job.
Operation Mincemeat is also a pretty well done
2021 British movie. It's currently available on Netflix.
When I went to school the history books ended with the Great Depression and rural electrification, so I really wasn't taught anything about World War 2 except that we won and everything was great. (All our fathers had served, though, so we heard the rawer stories direct from the people who'd been there.) However, I did find the book, The Man Who Never Was, in the school library. So technically, I learned it in high school, though I wasn't taught it, per se.
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