Operation Mincemeat Ben Macintyre follows 2007's Agent Zigzag with Operation Mincemeat , another true WWII tale that reads like something by Ian Fleming. In fact, two of… Operation Mincemeat Ben Macintyre follows 2007's Agent Zigzag with Operation Mincemeat , another true WWII tale that reads like something by Ian Fleming. In fact, two of… 2010-05-04 Historical Fiction Nonfiction Harmony Books
Book Review

Operation Mincemeat (2010)

Ben Macintyre | Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre
Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 04, 2010; Writer: Ben Macintyre; Genres: Historical Fiction, Nonfiction; Publisher: Harmony Books

Ben Macintyre follows 2007's Agent Zigzag with Operation Mincemeat, another true WWII tale that reads like something by Ian Fleming. In fact, two of Fleming's fellow British intelligence officers hatched the title operation. They dressed a corpse in uniform and arranged for it to wash up on a Nazi-friendly stretch of the Spanish coast bearing a suitcase with false war plans. Against all odds, Operation Mincemeat succeeded — and helped convince the Germans that the Allies planned to invade Sardinia and Greece in 1943
 instead of their real target, Sicily. Relying on a cache of once-classified documents, Macintyre provides the fullest account yet of this curious episode and enlivens his yarn with quirky details. B+

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Originally posted May 05, 2010 Published in issue #1102 May 14, 2010 Order article reprints
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