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

By Macintyre, Ben, 1963-
OverDrive, Inc.

Genre Electronic books.

Audience Adults

Published by Harmony Books, New York

ISBN 9780307453297

Bib Id 1459027

Copyright 2010

Edition 1st American ed.

Description 1 online resource (x, 400 p.) : ill., plans

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9780307453273
0307453278
9780307453297 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB)
0307453294 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB)
Title
Operation Mincemeat [electronic resource] : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory
Edition
1st American ed.
Copyright Date
2010
Description
1 online resource (x, 400 p.) : ill., plans
Note
Description based on print version record.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
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 -- Kühlenthal's coup -- Mincemeat digested -- Hitler loses sleep -- Seraph and Huskey -- A nice cup of tea -- Hook, line, and sinker -- Mincement revealed -- Aftermath.
Summary
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.
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