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Fooling Hitler: Operation Mincemeat

25 November 2021 8:00 pm

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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


For further details and to book, click here.


25 November 2021
8:00 pm
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