Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Deathly Deception – The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat

Denis Smyth


This book retells the story of the classic World War Two intelligence plan to pass misleading strategic information to Hitler and his Generals which was immortalized in the 1956 Hollywood film The Man Who Never Was. Drawing on recently available documentation, this book shows how British deceptioneers solved a multitude of medical, technical, and logistical problems to implement their deceptive design. The aim of their covert plan was to persuade the German High Command that the Allies were going to attack Greece, rather than Sicily in the summer of 1943. To achieve this, they equipped a dead ... More

Keywords: World War Two, deceptioneers, German High Command, Allies, Greece, Sicily, Pam, codebreakers, Nazi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199605989
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denis Smyth, author
Department of History, University of Toronto