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World History and Cultural Events Book Group

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book:  Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre.

Near the end of World War II, two British naval officers came up with a brilliant and slightly mad scheme to mislead the Nazi armies about where the Allies would attack southern Europe. To carry out the plan, they would have to rely on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.

Ben Macintyre’s dazzling, critically acclaimed bestseller chronicles the extraordinary story of what happened after British officials planted this dead body—outfitted in a British military uniform with a briefcase containing false intelligence documents—in Nazi territory, and how this secret mission fooled Hitler into changing military positioning, paving the way for the Allies to overtake the Nazis.

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Date:
November 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Plaut Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003