This Day in Jewish History 1901: Mastermind Behind One of the Greatest Wartime Deceptions Born

Ewen Montagu devised Operation Mincemeat, which tricked the Germans into believing that allied troops would be launching an invasion of southern Europe from Sardinia, not Sicily.

March 19, 1901, is the birthdate of Ewen Montagu, the Jewish-English barrister and judge, and the naval intelligence officer who...