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September 3, 2011

Operation Mincemeat

Item Subject Facts & Analysis
Operation Mincemeat History The Man Who Never Was (1956) is a based-on-a-novel film about Operation Mincemeat, the true story of a deception in which the corpse of a homeless man was dressed as a British officer, then placed in the ocean and allowed to wash up in Nazi-controlled territory. The plan succeeded in diverting the Germans from the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943.

Wikipedia describes the above newspaper scan as "one of a tiny handful of incidents where The Times printed knowing misinformation."

Only a tiny handful... That's cute!