Despite its fictional sounding title, Operation Mincemeat tells a factual story that is far stranger than fiction. This real-life event proved a vital turning point in the Second World War.
Set in 1943, the film follows two brilliant intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew MacFadyen), who conceived a plan that was dubbed Operation Mincemeat. They would trick the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece rather than Sicily. Their plan was to get a corpse, equip it with misleading papers, then drop it off the coast of Spain where Nazi spies would take the bait.
Co-starring Kelly Macdonald and Penelope Wilton, Operation Mincemeat delivers a lot of intrigue, much deception, and a sprinkle of humour.
‘Operation Mincemeat’ is in cinemas May 12.
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