Fooling Hitler: Operation Mincemeat
25 November 8:00 pm
Spies, Lies and Secret Missions: The Unsung Jewish Heroes of World War Two
Starting in late October, Jewish Renaissance and Lyons Learning Project in association with Insiders/Outsiders are hosting a series of online events exploring the hugely significant and often surprising ways in which Jews – many of them former refugees from Nazism interned by the British in 1940 – contributed to the Allied war effort.
All the events will start at 8pm
On 25 November, there will be a discussion about Operation Mincemeat, the subject of a thrilling book by Ben Macintyre, soon to appear as a film with Colin Firth. One of the brains behind this ingenious hoax that successfully disguised the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily was Jewish intelligence officer Ewen Montagu, a member of whose family will be present.
Image: The officers of HMS Seraph, the submarine selected for Operation Mincemeat, December 1943