Readership: All those interested in the Second World
War and the history of military and naval intelligence and deception.
Denis Smyth, Department of History, University of Toronto
Denis Smyth studied for his Ph.D. in History at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Sir Harry Hinsley, official historian of British intelligence in the Second World War. He lectured in Modern European History at University College, Cork from 1976 to 1985, and has been a Professor in the Department of History, and in the International Relations Programme, at the University of Toronto since 1985. His previous publications have dealt with the diplomacy and strategy of the Great Powers during the twentieth century and he has edited a number of volumes in the British Documents on Foreign Affairs series.
"Chronicles in gripping detail the genesis, evolution, execution, and results of this imaginative ruse." - Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Winter 2011
"Now for the first time we have all the facts which dispel the mysteries surrounding the operation and show the complexities, pitfalls and dangers faced by British intelligence. Using official sources and an historian's acumen, Prof. Smyth has at last revealed the whole story of this fascinating ploy which did so much to save Allied soldier's lives." - Contemporary Review
1: Accidental Conception
2: Medical Consultation
3: Grand Stratagem
4: A Sea of Troubles
5: Loud and Clear
6: Tailor Made
7: Brief Encounter
8: Travel Arrangements
9: Mincemeat Digested
10: Mincemeat Dissected