Sunday, October 30, 2011
Operation Mincemeat: Ben Macintyre On World War II"s Greatest Deception Plot Against The Nazis
The below link is to a BBC TV program that dramatized Operation Mincemeat, the greatest World War II deception.
Ben Macintyre, the author of Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man & a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured Allied Victory, hosts and narrates the BBC program.
The program offers a suspenseful, fascinating and compelling story of how British Naval Intelligence used a dead man to deceive Hitler and the Nazis into believing the allies planned to invade Greece rather than the true target, Sicily.
The plot was a "mad idea" originally conceived by Commander Ian Fleming, a British naval intelligence officer who would go on to write the James Bond thrillers after the war.
You can watch the clever and entertaining program via the below link to Youtube.com:
You can also read about Macintyre's excellent book via the below link to an earlier post:
I interviewed Ben Macintyre about his earlier book on Eddie Chapman, a British crook who became one of World War II's most daring double agents.
You can read the interview at GreatHistory.com via the below link: