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Operation Heartbreak/The Man Who Never Was
 
 
Author
Duff Cooper & Ewen Montagu.
Publisher Spellmount  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.8 x 5 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780752457758
Pages/Publication Date 206/2010
Daedalus Item Code 23163
List Price: Import
Sale Price: $4.98
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One of the great deceptions of World War II took place in April 1943 when a body wearing a Royal Marines uniform was found off the coast of Fascist Spain. With him was a courier's briefcase containing documents indicating that the Allies were about to invade Europe through Greece—a gambit dubbed "Operation Mincemeat" that the Nazis swallowed whole—while the real Allied objective was Sicily. Officially shrouded in secrecy, the story became the basis for Duff Cooper's novel Operation Heartbreak, published in 1950 against the wishes of the British government, who then pushed Mincemeat's mastermind Ewan Montagu to tell the real story in The Man Who Never Was.
 
 
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