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The Amazing Story Behind ‘Operation Mincemeat’

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Charles Cholmondeley and Ewen Montagu, two of the British intelligence officers involved in the planning of Operation Mincemeat, shown in front of the vehicle transporting the body of Glyndwr Michael for pick up by submarine.

In the Netflix film Operation Mincemeat, Colin Firth plays Ewen Montagu, a real-life British intelligence operative whose deception of the German High Command saved literally thousands of Allied troops in 1943. With Winston Churchill determined to strike at the Nazi “soft underbelly” in Sicily and drive Italy out of the war, he needed his Naval Intelligence unit to trick Hitler into expecting a strike at another location (Greece and Sardinia) and thereby leave the real target relatively unprotected…click here to read the full column at COMMENTARY.org. 

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