Ben Macintyre

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  1. Eddie Chapman was a crook, a womaniser, an opportunist and a manipulator. But he was also an unlikely sort of World War II hero. He was motivated by a strange combination of self-interest, hunger for adventure, greed, bravery and patriotism. He was freed from prison and trained as a spy b...

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  2. Operation Mincemeat was probably the most successful, and certainly the oddest deception operation of the Second World War - and perhaps any war. It involved obtaining a dead body, dressing it up as British officer, equipping it with false documents and leaving it somewhere where the Nazis would...

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