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The Resource Deathly deception : the real story of Operation Mincemeat, Denis Smyth

Deathly deception : the real story of Operation Mincemeat, Denis Smyth

Label
Deathly deception : the real story of Operation Mincemeat
Title
Deathly deception
Title remainder
the real story of Operation Mincemeat
Statement of responsibility
Denis Smyth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the pre-dawn darkness of April 30, 1943, the body of a Royal Marine Major washed ashore on the south-western coast of Spain, part of an incredible plot to mislead the German High Command about the Allies' impending Mediterranean invasion. What made this ruse unique--and macabre--was that the "Major" was actually a deceased Welsh laborer, who drifted lifelessly ashore carrying false documents indicating that the Allies were set to launch an attack on Greece, rather than Sicily. In this accurate and in-depth retelling of the story behind the operation, Denis Smyth draws on a vast collection of previously unavailable documentary sources to expertly bring all phases of "Mincemeat" to life. He reveals how the architects of the plan navigated a maze of medical, technical, and logistical issues to deceive the enemy at the highest strategic levels. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
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1948-
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Smyth, Denis
Dewey number
940.548641
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D810.S7
  • D810.S7
LC item number
  • S69 2010
  • S69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Montagu, Ewen
  • Great Britain
  • Operation Mincemeat
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Deception
  • Deception
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Atlantic Coast (Spain)
Label
Deathly deception : the real story of Operation Mincemeat, Denis Smyth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [286]-351) and index
Contents
Accidental conception -- Medical consultation -- Grand stratagem -- A sea of troubles -- Loud and clear -- Tailor-made -- Brief encounter -- Travel arrangements -- Mincemeat digested -- Mincemeat dissected
Control code
ocn500794359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 367 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199233984
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010923437
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)500794359
Label
Deathly deception : the real story of Operation Mincemeat, Denis Smyth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [286]-351) and index
Contents
Accidental conception -- Medical consultation -- Grand stratagem -- A sea of troubles -- Loud and clear -- Tailor-made -- Brief encounter -- Travel arrangements -- Mincemeat digested -- Mincemeat dissected
Control code
ocn500794359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 367 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199233984
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010923437
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)500794359

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