Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

[how A Dead Man and A Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured An Allied Victory]

Audiobook CD - 2010
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From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful deception--and certainly the strangest--ever carried out in World War II, one that changed the prospects for an Allied victory. The purpose of the plan--code named Operation Mincemeat--was to deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, [2010]
Edition: CD edition Library edition.
Copyright Date: ℗2010
ISBN: 9780307735713
Branch Call Number: 940.548641 M189
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (678 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Lee, John


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Sep 14, 2012

The narrator was British, spoke very fast with a lot of hard-d-sounds, and sounded like hammering from a nail gun. I could not listen to more than one disc. By that time I had a headache. The story itself is very interesting, but the narrator spoiled it for me.

May 02, 2012

Pukka narration of a thrilling, farcical story. A film was made in the 1950s, but sadly, not with Alec Guinness as Cholomondeley, or Dennis Price as Montagu.

Oct 08, 2010

An excellent history and in-depth analysis of the impact of this daring caper.

I think this book might be difficult to follow without prior familiarity with the operation. I suggest first reading 'The Man Who Never Was'--OPL has a copy--for an introduction to the subject.


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