This Day in Jewish History / 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 masterminded Operation Mincemeat, one of the great military deceptions of World War II.
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