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Not many women would turn down a posting to Bletchley park but Patricia did. It rubbed up a few noses but it ensured that she would be involved in one of the most audacious secret missions of the Second World War. It was called Operation Mincemeat - aka “The man who never was”
Mincemeat was a highly innovative and successful deception which helped to convince the German high command that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia in 1943 instead of Sicily, the actual objective.