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Deathly DeceptionThe Real Story of Operation Mincemeat$
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Denis Smyth

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199605989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605989.001.0001

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Tailor‐Made

Tailor‐Made

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(p.96) 6 Tailor‐Made
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Deathly Deception
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Denis Smyth

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605989.003.0007

This chapter describes the efforts of the Mincemeat team to provide their corpse-courier with a credible professional persona. These include dressing the corpse-courier for his mission; determining the particular rank and specific identity to give him as a member of the Royal Marines; equipping him with the necessary official documentation to ‘confirm’ its authenticity; and accounting for his being singled out to carry the Mincemeat letter from England to North Africa.

Keywords:   North Africa, deception, Operation Mincemeat, corpse-courier

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