“Near the end of World War II, two British naval officers came up with a brilliant and slightly mad scheme to mislead the Nazi armies about where the Allies would attack southern Europe. To carry out the plan, they would have to rely on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.Ben Macintyre’s dazzling, critically acclaimed bestseller chronicles the extraordinary story of what happened after British officials planted this dead body—outfitted in a British military uniform with a briefcase containing false intelligence documents—in Nazi territory, and how this secret mission fooled Hitler into changing military positioning, paving the way for the Allies to overtake the Nazis.”
My Review - Rating - 9/10
This is one of the best world war two nonfiction books I’ve ever read, and I read a good amount of world war two nonfiction. The story itself is fascinating. A bizarre spy operation that helps change the course of history is already an excellent plot, but Macintyre does a great job of turning the major players in the story into three-dimensional characters with understandable goals and emotions. Macintyre also makes sure that the characters are compelling to the reader without adding fictional or possibly fictional elements to the story. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone, as it’s one of the most readable and interesting nonfiction books I’ve ever read.
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