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  Mincemeat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mincemeat was originally a conglomeration of bits of meat, dried fruit and spices, created as an alternative to smoking or drying for preservation.
Mincemeat may also contain currants, candied fruits, and brandy, rum or other liquor.
Operation Mincemeat was a World War II plan used by Allied forces to deceive its Axis counterparts by planting a body with false secret papers where it would be found by German spies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mincemeat   (213 words)

 Operation Mincemeat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Mincemeat was a highly successful British deception plan during World War II to convince the German High Command (OKW) that the Allies would invade the Balkans and Sardinia instead of the island of Sicily, the actual objective.
Furthermore, as the massive Allied buildup for the invasion (code-named Operation Husky) would surely be detected as a sign of an impending operation, the Allies had to deceive the Germans, so that they would not concentrate their forces and repulse the allied invasion.
The authors think that a new body was needed for the operation as the original body had decomposed to the point of being unusable and the container that Montagu took to Holy Loch was empty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Mincemeat   (2606 words)

 Deception - Micemeat, The Man That Never Was
It was the major component in a plan codenamed "Trojan Horse." The objective of Mincemeat was to lead the Germans into believing that the Allies were planning to invade Greece, in order to reach the Balkans, and Sardinia, not Sicily.
The whole idea behind Mincemeat was not a new one; it was to place "false paper's into the enemy's hands in order to lead him to do something to his own disadvantage." In this case, it was to foul Hitler into fortifying Greece and Sardinia leaving Sicily with little defense and it did just that.
Mincemeat was originally proposed by Commander Ewan Montagu to the XX-Committee.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /normandy/deception/mincemeat.htm   (1034 words)

 Articles - Operation Husky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Four airborne operations were carried out, landing during the night of the July 9-10 July, as part of the invasion; two were British and two American.
Operation Barclay/Operation Mincemeat: Deception operations aimed at misleading Axis forces as to the actual date and location of the Allied landings.
Operation Corkscrew: Allied invasion of the Italian island Pantelleria on 10 June 1943.
www.seekj.com /articles/Operation_Husky   (1465 words)

 Operation Mincemeat: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
During world war ii, operation barclay was the allied deception plan in support of the invasion of sicily....
Allied forces headquarters was the headquarters that controlled all allied operational forces in the mediterranean theatre of world war ii from late 1942 to...
(operation herkules was the german plan for an airborne forcesairborne invasion of malta....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/op/operation_mincemeat.htm   (793 words)

 washingtonpost.com: WWII Submariner Bill Jewell, 90, Dies
Operation Mincemeat, as the wartime plan was known, was shrouded in such secrecy that not even Mr.
Jewell was taken with such raw adventure and soon became known for his own exploits aboard the Seraph, of which he took command in 1942.
According to World War II magazine, Operation Mincemeat almost was scuttled when British pilots initially mistook the surfaced Seraph for a Nazi vessel and strafed it with fire.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A54792-2004Sep1?language=printer   (758 words)

 Allied invasion of Sicily -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Husky was the largest amphibious operation of World War II up to that time, in terms of men landed on the beaches and of frontage.
Operation Chestnut: Advanced air drop by 2 SAS to disrupt communications on 12 July 1943.
Operation Husky: The Allied Invasion of Sicily, 1943de:Operation Husky
psychcentral.com /psypsych/1943_invasion_of_Sicily   (1617 words)

 Book review, Duff Cooper/Ewen Montagu
Despite the utter secrecy of the operation, its success soon made it famous, and it was inevitable that someone would turn it into a book.
He describes Operation Mincemeat, its real name, from conception to completion, and through captured documents is able to demonstrate the effect it had on the German High Command.
Throughout, he is remarkably good at portraying the thought processes and judgments that he and his team put into the plan’s preparation and execution, along with the many unforeseen challenges they had to overcome, and he frequently displays a professional’s pride in the artistry it demanded.
www3.sympatico.ca /ian.g.mason/Cooper_Montagu.htm   (688 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Operation Mincemeat - The Man Who Never Was
If a seaborne operation was being planned against a defended coast, they reasoned, then it would be conceivable that an expert would be called in to advise on the matter of landing-craft and equipment.
Operation Mincemeat had been such a great success that even on the morning of the Sicilian invasion the Germans were still convinced that the assault was a diversionary one, and had instructed German agents on the shores of the Straits of Gibraltar to be on the look-out for convoys headed for Corsica and Sardinia.
Most importantly, the success of Operation Mincemeat meant that a great many more Allied soldiers who were involved in Operation Husky could return to their families alive.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A3031949   (5719 words)

 Command and Control Warfare: An Operational Imperative In The Information Age
For example, during Operation Desert Storm, the Marine Corps local area network processed 1.3 million electronic mail messages in the first 36 hours of the ground war.
awareness is the poisonous tree, the disaster of his related operations its bitter fruit.
  The "art" of Mincemeat was in the British presentation of the deception story, supported by the invention of the myriad details concerning Major Martin to convince the Germans that the courier, and therefore the information he carried, was valid.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1997/Lynes.htm   (7598 words)

 Axis History Forum :: View topic - Op Mincemeat captain passes on
The ruse was part of Operation Mincemeat, an attempt to deceive the Germans about preparations for the Allied landings in southern Europe.
Operation Mincemeat was a closely guarded secret even after the Second World War, though eventually Seraph was the subject of several books and of the film The Man Who Never Was (1955), in which Jewell was played by William Squire.
However, the politician and diplomat Duff Cooper's novel, Operation Heartbreak (1950), dealt loosely with the affair; and Ian Colvin, later a distinguished Daily Telegraph journalist, linked it to a footnote in a memoir by General Westphal, formerly Kesselring's Chief of Staff.
forum.axishistory.com /viewtopic.php?t=58507   (1688 words)

 Operation Mincemeat
Actually operation Mincemeat was a diversion for the invasion of the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean on June 10th 1943.
Chipo, the question of whose body was used in the operation continues to be a bit of a mystery, I believe.
Operation Mincemeat was only part of a steadily growing campaign which was very extensive, with very few realising the full extent.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /hoax/weblog/comments/1344   (1338 words)

 Today in Odd History: "The Man Who Never Was"Launches Operation Mincemeat (p. 2)
According to some reports, his family had requested that his name be kept a secret when they gave permission for his body to be used in Operation Mincemeat.
Image taken from Operation Mincemeat: After 53 years of secrecy the mystery of who "The Man Who Never Was" was is revealed.
Operation Mincemeat: After 53 years of secrecy the mystery of who "The Man Who Never Was" was is revealed.
www.newsoftheodd.com /article1022_2.html   (683 words)

 His starring role was for real - Obituaries - www.smh.com.au
As captain of the submarine Seraph, Jewell had the grim task of launching into the sea a body, which was dressed as a Royal Marines officer and handcuffed to a briefcase containing fake plans and letters.
Operation Mincemeat was a closely guarded secret even after World War II, though eventually Seraph was the subject of several books and of the film The Man Who Never Was (1955), in which Jewell was played by William Squire.
However, the politician and diplomat Duff Cooper's novel, Operation Heartbreak (1950), dealt loosely with the affair; and Ian Colvin, later a distinguished journalist, linked it to a footnote in a memoir by General Siegfried Westphal, formerly chief of staff to Field Marshal Albert Kesselring.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/09/03/1093939136969.html   (1087 words)

 The Man Who Never Was - The True Story of Glyndwr Michael - Operation Mincemeat - As Told By Ewen Montagu
It was Admiral Barry who had first suggested using a submarine, and at a later meeting he decided that it should be "HMS Seraph", whose departure to Malta he arranged to be delayed by two weeks to accommodate Montagu and Cholmondeley.
Until the operation actually takes place, it is thought that the labelling of the container 'Optical Instruments' will provide sufficent cover.
It is suggested that the cover after the operation has been completed should be that it is hoped to trap a very active German agent in this neighbourhood, and it is hoped that sufficient evidence can be obtained by this means to get the Spaniards to eject him.
www.themanwhoneverwas.com /operationmincemeat.html   (2222 words)

 The 'Man Who Never Was'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Looking back on the operation, Montagu noted that convincing the Allied chiefs it would work was more difficult than convincing their German counterparts it was for real.
That cover was already assigned to the operation scheduled to be launched from Egypt by Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, the commander in chief in the Middle East.
It suggested two operations would be launched in the Mediterranean (one in the east and one in the west).
www.thehistorynet.com /wwii/bl-intrique-1   (2525 words)

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With the approach of the monsoon season and continuing pressure from the Japanese against their exposed positions, British operations in the Arakan in Burma end with the abandonment of Maungdaw by the 26th Division and retreat to their start lines.
Operation Mincemeat, the deception operation for the invasion of Sicily, bares fruit as the Germans reinforce their forces in Greece against the upcoming invasion, which, of course, would never come.
The Germans declare operations in the Warsaw Ghetto at an end with the destruction of the Warsaw synagogue.
www.bartcop.com /430531.htm   (1910 words)

 The man who was The Man Who Never Was is revealed
There is no evidence that his parents were asked for permission to use the body, but Ewen Montagu, the intelligence agent who orchestrated the mission, always said he had sworn to the man's family he would remain anonymous for ever.
Mincemeat was one of very few Top Secret wartime operations to be made into a film and was the subject of at least three books.
After pursuing every tiny detail of Operation Mincemeat, he published his findings in the military history magazine After the Battle in 1986, but his guess at the identity of the corpse proved to be wrong.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1996/10/28/nhero28.html   (697 words)

 Operation Mincemeat - Military Images Photos Pictures Forums
Operation Mincemeat was an Ingenious British deception operation during World War II to make the German High Command believe that the Allies would invade the Balkans in mid-1943 instead of Sicily, the real objective.
The operation called for making the Germans believe that they had, by accident, intercepted highly confidential documents that foretold Allied war plans.
As you say, it was a complete success, and a lot of Axis troops were withdrawn from their positions in Southern Italy and Sicily as a result of the subtrefuge.
www.militaryimages.net /forums/showthread.php?t=42   (564 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Tricks of the War Trade
Dubbed Operation Mincemeat, the entire affair was conducted by British intelligence as a cover plan for the invasion of Sicily.
By the time of Operation Mincemeat, the British had nearly perfected the art of deception.
There were love letters, correspondence from his father, a receipt for an engagement ring and even a photo ID (that of a look-alike).
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A27373-2004Aug23?language=printer   (856 words)

 Deceptive Tactics for Defense of Information Systems: Lessons from Conventional Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For instance in the well-known World War II deception operation, 'Operation Mincemeat' (Montagu, 1954), false papers were put in a briefcase and attached to a corpse that was dumped off the coast of Spain.
Principle 3 says that deceptions in advance of operations are likely counterproductive because they warn the enemy of the methods of subsequent attack, and surprise is important in cyberwar.
The Mincemeat example used false planted information, and false 'intelligence' could similarly be planted on computer systems or Web sites to divert or confuse attackers or even defenders in a 'campaign of disinformation'.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/nps/mildec2.htm   (5000 words)

 Deceptive Tactics for Defense of Information Systems: Lessons from Conventional Warfare
Mincemeat did fool Hitler (though not some of his generals).
Concealment for conventional military operations uses natural terrain features and weather to hide forces and equipment from an enemy.
  The "operating system" or main software that runs a computer could have files giving addresses of honeypots with clues (such as indicators they are old) suggesting they are easy to break into.
www.nps.navy.mil /cs/Research/softdeception/mildec.htm   (4791 words)

 Untitled Document
He was led to expect an allied landing in southeast Europe because of an ingenious diversionary tactic called “Operation Mincemeat”.
This might in part explain why hardly anyone in Greece knows about this spectacular operation, which is considered to be among the most gallant achievements of sabotage in the Second World War.
When the viaduct was operational again on August 27th 1943, the German engineers had achieved a truly outstanding performance by prefabricating the segments and joining them from the tunnel mouths at either side of the bridge.
www.hfmeyer.com /bridgestext.html   (674 words)

 The Man Who Never Was - The True Story of Glyndwr Michael
It was then taken from London in the dead of night by the top Naval Intelligence officer in charge of "Operation Mincemeat", Ewen Montagu, accompanied by Charles Cholmondeley of MI5, and was then delivered to the submarine, HMS Seraph, in Holy Loch, Scotland.
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.
Attached to the body by the type of lock and chain device used by bank couriers at the time, was a briefcase containing several forged documents which the Allies hoped would quickly fall into the hands of a Nazi agent known by British Intelligence to have been working in the Huelva area at that time.
www.themanwhoneverwas.com   (1208 words)

 Submarine Heritage Centre - Art Gallery - HMS Seraph
An operation to carry American General Mark Clarke and his staff to Vichy controlled Algiers to meet with Vichy General Charles Maret to negotiate an unopposed Allied landing when the time came.
An operation to smuggle the anti-Vichy General Henri Harove' Giraud from Vichy occupied France to Gibraltar, to rally French North African Forces to the allied cause.
Between "Special Operations", Seraph contributed her share to the savaging of Italian and German shipping in the Mediterranean.
www.submarineheritage.com /gallery_seraph.html   (539 words)

 RIP-Rear-Admiral Sir David Scott, RN - Military Photos
But Operation Mincemeat in 1943 provided the most unconventional and dramatic story, indeed one that has featured in novel and film as The Man Who Never Was.
The body, of a man who had died of pneumonia, exhibited, Mincemeat’s planners were assured by the renowned pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury, exhibited all the characteristics of drowning.
At sea in the battleship Revenge at the outbreak of war, he took part in convoy operations and the bombardment of Cherbourg, during the period when invasion threatened.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=69757   (1170 words)

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