Operation Mincemeat
Operation Mincemeat
Operation Mincemeat
Operation Mincemeat
Glyndwr Michael's corpse, dressed as  Captain (Acting Major) William Martin.
Captain Ronnie Reed's Naval identity card

Operation Mincemeat

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Operation Mincemeat was a successful British deception operation of the Second World War to disguise the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. Two members of British intelligence obtained the body of Glyndwr Michael, a tramp who died from eating rat poison, dressed him as an officer of the Royal Marines and placed personal items on him identifying him as the fictitious Captain (Acting Major) William Martin. Correspondence between two British generals which suggested that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, with Sicily as merely the target of a feint, was also placed on the body.

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Body Width: 18" 20" 22" 24" 26" +1 -1/2
Body Length: 28" 29" 30" 31" 32" +1 -1/2
Sleeve Top: 7.25" 7.75" 8.25" 8.75" 9.25" +1/2 -1/2
Our Tee's are pre-shrunk 100% cotton (6oz (203g) and designed for maximum durability, comfort and quality. With a seamless rib knit collar reinforced with a cover seamed front neck and taped neck and shoulder seams, this shirt is carefully constructed for those who are active and require clothing that lasts.