Charles Glass: ‘Operation Mincemeat’, 22 July 2010
Show More Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War Two by Ben Macintyre.
Bloomsbury, 400 pp., £16.99, January 2010, 978 0 7475 9868 8Show More
“... of agony. Montagu, Cholmondeley et al created an identity, that of Royal Marine Captain William ‘Bill’ Martin, for the corpse. They ‘discussed and refined this imaginary person, his likes and dislikes, his habits and hobbies, his talents and weaknesses’. The characters of Martin and his supposed fiancée, Pam, became so real to their fabricators that ...”