Op­er­a­tion Mince­meat

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY -

In 1943 the Al­lied forces of Amer­ica and Great Bri­tain were pre­par­ing to in­vade the is­land of Si­cily. To keep the in­va­sion se­cret, they or­ches­trated their own se­cu­rity breach. The Al­lies sent a body float­ing to­ward Ger­man/Ital­ian oc­cu­pied ter­ri­tory with doc­u­ments de­tail­ing a fab­ri­cated Al­lied in­va­sion of Sar­dinia and Greece. The Ger­mans found the body and plans and ac­cepted the false plans as true. As a re­sult, the Al­lied in­va­sion of Si­cily was mostly a sur­prise to Axis com­mand.

Af­ter the in­va­sion, when­ever ac­tual Al­lied planes landed in Ger­man hands, they would of­ten refuse to be­lieve them, as­sum­ing they were sim­ply an­other Al­lied ruse.

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