Dear Bill

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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Dear Bill, I'm afraid I've not got long to write
I'm off to Mary's, 
You know how she feels about bridge night, 
But it's been a few days 
I thought I'd send a few lines. 

Next door's greyhound came into the garden this morning, 
I think he likes the roses they're doing fine, 
I used some twine to tie them up and rein them in, 
I hope they'll bloom next Spring, 
But you'll see that for yourself 
I'm following the instructions you left in your note: 
"Please devote all your time to their care." 
And I have done I swear, except from the talking, 
I'm not going to do that. 
'Cause talking to the roses is mad and you knew that. 
When you whispered sweet nothings to flowers to make my dad cross and me laugh 
And it did 
And why did we meet in the middle of a war? 
What a silly thing for anyone to do 
Your sister sends her love, of course 
And your mother 
"is the same as ever" 
Diana's piano is getting much better 
"Well, I say better, I really just mean louder." 
But as she tells me 
That's pretty much the same. 
When it makes a change from all of the noise and the sirens 
And sometimes all of the silence 
With six rounds of "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" even though it is June 
"And it's been a long summer" 
But she wants to be perfect for her older brother
She hopes you'll be home again soon 
No! 
She knows you'll be home again soon 
And it's fine 
And we're fine 
It's nice to watch her get better with time
I suppose they just miss you
I know they just miss you 
And I'm not going to argue with that

And why did we meet in the middle of a war? 
What a silly thing for anyone to do 
And I'm trying my best to write everything down
To fill in the gaps so that when you're around 
It'll be like you'd never been gone 
As if you'd been all along 
'Cause you can't just miss out on the songs 

And to tell you the truth Tom
Your roses aren't thriving 
Without you they're dull 
Don't worry, they're surviving 
But I've tried all the tricks that you put in your note 
And I've watered the soil 'till it started to float 
And no, I've not talked to them
I'm not going to talk to them 
There's something you have that I just don't have 

And since you're off galivanting it's only fair that you know 
That your roses quite frankly were the first things to go
And no, you're not galivanting 
I don't mean galivanting 
It's just frustrating for you to be right 
When I have to do both the sides of this fight 
But it's good to hear you 
Even just in my head
And the roses just miss you
I know they just miss you
And I'm not going to argue with that 
There's so much to do when you come back 
And I know that they say that it's "all for a cause" 
Our brave boys out fighting a war to end wars 
But it's like they don't see that when you're far from me 
Our roses don't get the conversation they need 
Which just seems unfair 
I'm stuck here and you're there
I suppose I just miss you 
I know I just miss you 
Even though I still miss you 

And why did we meet in the middle of a war? 
What a silly thing for anyone

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

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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