Glyndwr Michael: The corpse that became the most unlikely hero of World War II

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In Operation Mincemeat, a briefcase full of fake military secrets was chained to Glyndwr Michael’s arm.

“The only thing he did that was worth doing was after he died.”

British intelligence officer Ewen Montagu’s opinion of Welsh Glyndwr Michael may seem very harsh.

After all, after his death at the age of 34, Michael helped end World War II earlier than he would, saving hundreds of thousands of lives in the process.

To read in particular on BBC Africa:

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