April 30: Body carrying misleading documents released into sea and washes up on Spanish coast near Huelva. They all seem to start from the perspective that what Ewan Montagu wrote in his book, , somehow reflects the reality of the situation. Because of this we take care in describing the condition of each book in as much detail as possible, images provided are of the actual book. We can only suggest that intersted parties Watch This Space. The preparations were fraught with tensions, as unforeseen difficulties were faced in creating a life persona for 'the man who never was'.
Some light marking and tanning. Military manoeuvres were conducted in Syria, with numbers inflated by dummy tanks and armoured vehicles to deceive observers. As a Royal Marine, Major Martin came under authority, and it would be easy to ensure that all official inquiries and messages about his death would be routed to the. As the British had anticipated, the supposedly neutral government of Fascist Spain turned the papers over to the Nazi High Command, who swallowed the story whole. I understand there is no difficulty in obtaining corpses at the Naval Hospital, but, of course, it would have to be a fresh one. From 1945 to 1973 Montagu was Judge Advocate of The Fleet.
Water marks to edges and corners. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. They took the bait and diverted huge forces into the wrong places, enabling the Allies to land on Sicily with fewer casualties. Buy this title at £ 15. The spine may show signs of wear. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The Spanish government shared copies of the documents with the , the German military intelligence organisation, before returning the originals to the British.
About this Item: Bantam Books. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor curls to corners. The dust jacket is missing. Published in 1953, it was written by the British intelligence officer who devised a cunning plan to trick the Germans into diverting their forces to Sardinia and Greece while the Allies invaded Sicily instead. Godfrey had also appointed Montagu to oversee all naval deception involving double agents. Publishers display piece 'The man who never was' by Ewen Montagu, complete with brown cardboard box bearing printed label on lid. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
From there the submarine headed for the southern coast of Spain, where the body was placed into the sea just a short distance from the shore near the town of Huelva in the early hours of April 30th 1943. Macintyre writes that the exact impact of Mincemeat is impossible to calculate. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. But I'm ecstatic that I found it and started it. Though thicker in jargon than I expected. On the corpse was a map purportedly showing the locations of British minefields; the Germans used the map, and their tanks were routed to areas of soft sand where they bogged down. In 1953 came the publication of the book by Lt.
It's a fascinating book told by the very man who thought up the plot and saw it through. The effect of Operation Mincemeat is unknown, although Sicily was liberated more quickly than anticipated and losses were lower than predicted. He had been appointed as the secretary of the , a small inter-service, inter-departmental intelligence team in charge of. This was partly because of the performance of the Soviet army, but partly because he still assumed that the Allied landing on Sicily was a feint that preceded the invasion in the Balkans, and he wanted to have troops available for fast deployment to meet them. From his attitude in the office, one would never suspect that George was such a fast worker. He was Deputy Chairman of Hampshire Quarter Sessions 1948-51 and Chairman from 1951.
What did he do after the war? It's sat on my shelf for over a year, but finally I picked it up. For a considerable time after the initial invasion, Hitler was still convinced that an attack on the Balkans was imminent, and in late July he sent General to Salonika to prepare the defence of the region. I just found out it's one of the original 1953 publishing. Light tanning and thumb marking throughout. It was hoped that the Spanish would recover the papers and dutifully pass the information along to the Germans, and that is exactly what happened.
I would encourage you to watch the movie of the same title, starring Clifton Webb. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Bontagu and his colleagues made a plan to falsely convince Nazi that United Nations' armies would not land on Sicily, where, in fact, United Nations' army was going to attack. Montagu approached the Sir to determine what kind of body they needed and what factors they would need to take into account to fool a Spanish pathologist. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. They also had to create the impression that this person had a private life and had to create a person's life so that the Germans would believe that the information he was carrying was genuine.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Additionally, Royal Marines would wear , which was easily obtainable and came in standard sizes. Read this at Travis's recommendation and it was really interesting. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Montagu later wrote If a post mortem examination was made by someone who had formed the preconceived idea that the death was probably due to drowning there was little likelihood that the difference between this liquid, in lungs that had started to decompose, and sea water would be noticed. Either way, the outcome was that both the body and the attached briefcase containing the misleading documents were taken into the custody of the local Spanish authorities - as would be normal practice.