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Operation Mincemeat | Average Guy Movie Review

With the end of the North Africa campaign in sight, Allied commanders turn their attention to Europe. They plan to invade the island of Sicily, as a stepping stone to mainland Italy - something the Germans will anticipate. In order to convince the Nazi high command that the target is actually Greece, British intelligence launch one of the most audacious deception plans in history. One that involved floating a dead body in military uniform, and with a briefcase full of fake documents, off the coast of Spain and into the hands of the enemy. To hear that a dead man was used during World War 2 to deceive the Germans in a massive deception plan borders on ludicrous. It quite literally sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie, which of course it now is. But the more you think about it, the more ingenious it sounds. That's what comes across in John Madden's take on these incredible events, itself based on the gripping book by historian Ben Macintyre, and all cleverly narrated by

Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide Part 15 | The Dig

It's not every day that a movie arrives on Netflix - or on any platform, for that matter - featuring a story that took place just down the road from where you live... well, where I live, anyway. But that is exactly the case with 'The Dig', a movie that explores the excavation of an important Anglo-Saxon burial site on the eve of World War 2. Don't forget to check out the rest of our Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide, which you can find here . In 1939, Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) hires local excavator and amateur archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) to investigate a series of possible burial mounds on her property at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. What they uncover soon draws the attention of the British Museum, and they must fight to maintain control of their discovery. First off, it's important to note that 'The Dig' isn't based on a true story in the usual sense, it's based on the novel that is based on the real event. So as a depiction of a history