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Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat was a successful British deception operation of the Second World War to disguise the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. Two members of British intelligence obtained the body of Glyndwr Michael, a tramp who died from eating rat poison, dressed him as an officer of the Royal Marines and placed personal items on him identifying him as the fictitious Captain (Acting Major) William Martin. Correspondence between two British generals that suggested that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, with Sicily as merely the target of a feint, was also placed on the body. Part of the wider Operation Barclay, Mincemeat was based on the 1939 Trout memo, written by Rear Admiral John Godfrey, the Director of the Naval Intelligence Division, and his … more »


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"Did we do it Johnny? Did we do it?" 
"We did it!" 
"Oh I knew it" 
"As much as I hate to admit it Montagu" 
"Oh I'm a genius" 
"Here we go" 
"Oh I can't believe this, I need a gin" 
"Sicily is ours for the taking" 
"Charles, congratulations! Everyone in fact" 
"That's brilliant" 

I can't believe they bought it 
Oh Charlie don't complain 
Really brilliant 
God that's brilliant 
It seems our Bill succeeded on his little trip to Spain 
Really brilliant 
But we gambled so much on it 
God that's brilliant 
Oh my god, are we insane? 
Really brilliant 
We bet the whole war on a stolen corpse 
God that's brilliant 
Quite right, where's that champagne? 
Really brilliant 
Monty, our men could have been massacred if we did not succeed 
Look Charlie some were born to follow 
Don't you say it! 
Listen here my good man, 

God that's brilliant 
We're going to be heroes 
Really brilliant 
So who gives a damn 
God that's brilliant 
If we broke a few rules? 
Really brilliant 
Hitler fell for our sham 
God that's brilliant 
And we've nothing to fear 
Really brilliant 
So come celebrate how 
God that's brilliant 
We played the Nazis for fools! 
Really brilliant 
But what happens then? 
God that's brilliant 
Our gamble was crazy 
Really brilliant 
When people find out 
God that's brilliant 
Charles, the people will cheer 
Really brilliant 

For the marvellous men 
God that's brilliant 
And dependable ladies they'll talk about 
Really brilliant 
Operation mincemeat for years! 
God that's brilliant 
Wait and see Charles 

"Yes Mr Churchill, sir. I'm pleased to report that the allied invasion of Sicily was a success." 

You see, Adolf believed all the lies that we spread 
Using a dead man's documents we turned his head 
We forced his forces to fly 
So when our boys arrived 
There was minimal resistance 
The majority survived on both sides 
The lack of loss was spectacular 
And Operation Mincemeat avoided a massacre 
So Montagu and Cholmondeley for saving our nation 
I'm awarding them the highest military commendations 

You see, Charles 
'Cos when you write the book 
I never doubted them 
My boy, you're off the hook 
My best and boldest man 
The lies get hidden, sins forgiven 
All your misdeeds fade from vision, 
When you write the book you're off the hook.

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Written by: Felix Hagan, David Cumming, Zoe Roberts, Natasha Hodgson

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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