It is rare that one gets the chance to write a light-hearted piece on WWII, doubly so when the topic is prison camps. That is, however, precisely what I am able to do here though.
The agent used in Operation Mincemeat was worlds away from the charming and sophisticated agent popular culture often likes to depict – he was a semi-literate tramp from Aberbargoed, Wales. This agent’s name was Glyndwr Michael. Whats more is that Michael was already dead when he successfully carried out his mission.