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Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4.1 (3,675 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben MacIntyre Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. The innovative plot was so successful that the Germans moved some of their forces away from Sicily, and two weeks into the real invasion still expected an attack in Greece.

This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent.

Agent Montagu tells the story as only an insider could, offering fascinating details of the difficulties involved - especially in creating a persona for a man who never was - and of his profession as a spy and the risks involved in mounting such a complex operation. Failure could have had devastating results. Success, however, brought a decided change in the course of the war.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Alyson | 2/20/2014

    " I had no idea this happened, but I loved reading about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Sam | 2/15/2014

    " I thought this book was really good, what a great inside look at one of the best deceptions of WWII. Double agents, espionage, counter-intelligence, what more could you need from a book called Operation Mincemeat? Thoroughly enjoyed it and even if you don't like wartime history books, you should still pick this one to read, it is well worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Marilee | 2/13/2014

    " A book about an operation led by MI-5 that resulted in success in the invasion of Sicily in WWII. It was exciting to read from start to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Patricia | 2/9/2014

    " I had a hard time figuring out why people love this book so much.... the basic story is fascinating, but there is far too much information for me. I had to just skim the last 100 pages, and if I had started doing that 100 pages earlier I would have been happier. "

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