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With an upcoming British film based on the deception operation starring Colin Firth, Dr Harry Bennett explores a range of Allied intelligence used in the Second World War.
From dead bodies to spies, code-breakers to gadgetry 'Allied intelligence' in the Second World War came in many forms.
Operation Mincemeat was a brilliantly unorthodox example of Allied strategic deception in the Second World War, the purpose of which was to misdirect the attention of the German Armed Forces as to Allied plans to land on the island of Sicily in 1943. 
The officers of HMS Seraph, the submarine selected for the operation, on board in December 1943

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