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Posted by Andrew Host (U1683626) on Monday, 22nd November 2010
If you've read the book 'Operation Mincemeat' you'll be interested to know that the BBC has a documentary on 'Operation Mincemeat' being broadcast on Sunday 5 December, 9pm on BBC TWO.
Ben Macintyre, the author and presenter will also be writing a post for the BBC TV Blog and they'd like to offer you the opportunity to suggest questions to Ben.
So if you want to know how they managed to hide a body on a submarine or how an eminent historian's underpants were commandeered for the mission then this is your chance.
Ben will answer a limited number of your questions picking the ones he has the most interesting answers to.
Please suggest your questions by posting them on this thread before 4pm on Friday 26 November.
Ben's post will appear on the BBC TV blog (www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/... around 5 December, when the programme will broadcast on TV. I'll post a link here when it's live.
Posted by Pete- Weatherman (U14670985) on Wednesday, 24th November 2010
Was there any indecation that the Germans thought that it was a set up, (Via Enigma) and if not, how much of a succsess was it, in the amount of troops tranceferd to Greese.
Posted by Sambista (U4068266) on Wednesday, 24th November 2010
I thought one of the fundamentals of choosing a code name was that it should bear no relation to the objective, and another, that no codename should be re-used. As the codename "Mincemeat" had been used for one of the Mediterranean "Club Run" operations to Malta, how come it was used for this operation as well?
Posted by Andrew Host (U1683626) on Thursday, 25th November 2010
Great to have those questions! I'll pass them on!
For those of you who would like to ask a question but are unfamilliar with the operation:
Operation Mincemeat launched in 1943 was one of the the most successful wartime deceptions ever attempted. Created by the mastermind genius of Charles Cholomondely, and, Ewen Montagu, the plan involved the dead body of a tramp and a plethora of faked documents. By convincing the Germans that the Allies planned to attack Greece instead of Sicily, they helped changed the course of the Second World War.
For a fuller explanation of this intriguing story please look here:
Posted by ferval (U14315357) on Thursday, 25th November 2010
I assume that this was the basis of the film 'The Man Who Never Was' which I remember. If so, how close to the reality was it?
Posted by Andrew Host (U1683626) on Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Here is Ben blog post about the forthcoming Operation Mincemeat documentary - including responses to some of the questions submitted to him here on the History boards:
Do have a read!
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