Spilsbury Reprise

Operation Mincemeat

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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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It's still London 
We're still cockneys 
But we've got new information! 

Spilsbury 
Remember Bernard Spilsbury 
No? 
There's been a slight alteration in his reputation 
The nation's irate 
I'm quite upset 
He spits out errors 
He pukes up lies 
He's the kind of conman we despise! 

It's Spilsbury 
Spilsbury 
That phony Bernard Spilsbury! 

I thought I knew ev'rything about bodies 
Spilsbury 
My fall from grace has taken me by surprise 
That con-man Spilsbury! 
So what, I used to bluff 
Disgrace! 
When I didn't know my stuff 
That face! 
But now the scales have fallen from our eyes 

I used to be revered by everybody 
Spilsbury 
But it turns out that I am a fraud 
Sir Bernard Spilsbury! 
My character's under fire 
He's a scoundrel! 
And a liar! 
Agreed! 
And everything I say should be ignored

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

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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