Montagu, Ewen.


"1st ed., 1953. 144 pp., photo-plates + e.p., maps. D.j., 20 x 13cm. D.j., chipped with a little loss to spine & front cover leaning a little o/w V.G. This is the remarkable story of Operation Mincemeat, a brilliant coup by British Intelligence which completely deceived the German High Command and ensured the success of Allied landings in Sicily. Hitler himself was led to give a faulty appreciation of the military situation; Rommel was sent off in the wrong direction and tens of thousands of Allied lives were miraculously saved. We are told at the beginning of this story that the subject of this book, "In life'had done little for his country; but in death he did more than most could achieve in a lifetime of service." He died in England in Autumn 1942 yet was buried in Spain with full military honours and rendered a service to the Allies that saved many hundreds of British and American lives."

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