Tom Scott

The Grave of the Man Who Never Was: Operation Mincemeat

In a cemetery in Huelva, in Spain, is the grave of Major William Martin, of the British Royal Marines. Or rather, it’s the grave of a man called Glyndwr Michael, who served his country during World War 2 in a very unexpected way… after his death.

Camera by Paul Curry (@cr3)

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This video was researched at the National Archives, using files WO 106/5921, CAB 154/67 and CAB 154/112. The documents and pictures you see here are either expired Crown Copyright, or are public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0:

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