Operation Mincemeat: The Hero Who Never Was | 177

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Did you know that James Bond saved the Allies during WW2 and turned the tide of the war? Well, that’s the clickbait, misleading version – but closer to accurate than you think. Operation Mincemeat was a secret spy plan executed by the MI5, Britain’s counter-intelligence and security agency, during WW2. The audacious plan involved planting fake war plans, tracking a single eyelash, and the success of one agent, Captain (Acting Major) William Martin – who was already dead. We’ll explain that. We grab our shoe phone, hop into our Aston Martin, and sneak into Operation Mincemeat this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot is cooking again (that’s bad), Kyle is helping him cook (that’s worse), and the fellas try the cooking (RIP). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never found a dead body floating in the water…handcuffed to an attaché full of war plans – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat | Denis Smyth
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victor | Ben Macintyre
Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II | Ben Macintyre

REALLY WEIRD HISTORY: Operation Mincemeat – https://youtu.be/dBaNrTMUQbM
Operation Mincemeat: The Trojan Horse of World War II – https://youtu.be/ZbqUliTbNp4
Operation Mincemeat: WWII deception prior to invading Italy by Ian Fleming – https://youtu.be/hBk3sSUB5X4

Operation Mincemeat – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mincemeat
The Trout Memo – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_memo
Ian Fleming – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Fleming
Double Cross System – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Cross_System
Military Wiki/Trout Memo – https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Trout_memo
Military Wiki/ John Henry Godfrey – https://military.wikia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Godfrey
Ian Fleming Webpage – http://www.ianfleming.com/
History – https://www.history.com/news/what-was-operation-mincemeat
NPR – https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127742365
NPR/Ben Macintyre Interview – https://www.npr.org/transcripts/127742365
The Vintage News – https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/07/04/operation-mincemeat/
BBC News – https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-11887115
Operation Mincemeat Upcoming Filmhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt1879016/
Variety – https://variety.com/2019/film/global/colin-firth-john-madden-operation-mincemeat-espionage-drama-1203207478/

Impending Boom: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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