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The astonishing story of 'Operation Mincemeat', the British Intelligence coup that helped to convince the German High Command that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia in 1943 instead of Sicily, the actual objective. This was accomplished by persuading the Germans that they had, by accident, intercepted "top secret" documents giving details of Allied war plans. The documents were attached to a corpse deliberately left to wash up on a beach in Punta Umbría in Spain. In recognition for his role as co-originator of Operation Mincemeat, Captain The Hon. Ewen Edward Samuel Montagu,(1901 - 1985), was appointed to the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire. From 1945 to 1973 he held the position of Judge Advocate of the Fleet.

Published by Evans Brothers London. 1953. True first Edition. 144pp . 12mo. Book condition. Very good. A couple of pencil prices to the illustrated endcpapers. Tiny amounts of rubbing to the board edges. A very slight forward lean but firmly bound. Un-clipped Jacket with slight dulling down to the spine. Some light foxing to jacket and very minor edge wear.
A Bright copy of this fascinating war deception

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