The story behind The Arm of the Engagement: The Plan Planned by the Margins of the British Secret Service That Changed the Course of the Second World War

In one of the first scenes The weapon of engagementconducted by John Madden (Shakespeare enamorado, The god, The Sloane house) que recupera one of the most important hits of the British espionage durante de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el abogado y miembro de la inteligencia naval británica Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) lee una novela de mysterio a uno de sus hijos antes de ir a dormir. It is treated The 39 stairs, the celebrity story of John Buchan that Alfred Hitchcock filmed in his English period. Allí deprevenido turista canadiense queda atrapado en una intriga que involucra un código secreto y un mago de vasta memoria que resultu su custodio. Esa es la clave que asume la película, la de un plan sencillo i effective, elaborado a la vista de todos, capaz de distraer a la maquinaria bélica más poderosa de entonces, la Alemania de Adolf Hitler.

The military operation that recreats the name of a cast made in the Castellan area like Caballo of Troy and a place like Carne Picada – the original is known as ‘Operation Mincemeat’, named after the denotation of black English humor In 1943, when the Second Guerra was born, it was still dead. It was too late for the train of the Aliados to be unleashed in the island of Sicily and from all the islands to attack an attack on the continent. Alertados de esa filtraón, los britanicos deciden poner en marcha un plan de distración que debe ser approbado por el mismísimo Primer Ministro Winston Churchill. The plan emerges from a secret book built under the “Memorandum of the Truce”, which is guarded entirely by the Committee of the XX Secret Service, destined to feed the military strategies for the battlefield; in these salons of conferences and in the pastures of those who disembark the spies, define the Other War, which is celebrated in the spies of espionage and define the rum of the ammunition that is disposed of in the front.

El eje de la “Opeción Carne Picada”, que constituye el corazón de la película de Madden, consiste en ofrecer una distración al commando alemán para evitar su presencia en el decembarco estadounidense en Sicilia. It should be possible to spread a false path that insures that the Invaders invaded Greece for all the elaboration of the offensive. Commander Montagu, an official of the Naval Intelligence Service who was originally a member of the United States, was one of the states’ artefacts, together with Captain Charles Cholmondeley (interpreted by Matthew Macfadyen), an aspiring aviator confiscated debido a su pie plano. Between friends, he started a cofradía alimentada por la sospechosa mirada de sus superiores: en el caso de Montagu, por las sympatias komunistas de su hermano; in the house of Cholmondeley, through the aura of heroism of the suyo, dead in combat. But all that the game elaborates on a romantic tram that convieted in rivals for the love of a woman, the essence of history is the gesture of this plan from the ingenuity of the margins of the secret services..

Commander Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Captain Charles Cholmondeley (interpreted by Matthew Macfadyen) llevan a cabo la Operacón Carne Picada que fue reduciva para el triunfo de la offensiva aliada sobre Hitler
Commander Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Captain Charles Cholmondeley (interpreted by Matthew Macfadyen) llevan a cabo la Operacón Carne Picada que fue reduciva para el triunfo de la offensiva aliada sobre HitlerGiles Keyte

Assuring one of the assets of this espionage decade, Montagu and Cholmondeley señalan que el mejor plan posiste consiste en depositar un cuerpo en las costas españolas –país neutral en el conflicto bélico- con papeles falsos que indicun los planes de invasion of Greece. It is necessary for him to be alone and to have a history that will be the most important thing for the Germans in the destiny of the destiny of the aliat strategy. Con no pocos recelos en el servicio secreto, ambos arman un equipo que incluye a la leal assistant of Montagu and trainer of celebrity Circulo de Bletchley que fue clave para el desciframento de mensajes alemanes, Hester Laggett (Penelope Jean Wilson, Macdonald), one of the secretariats of the Committee of the Twentieth Century, which was terminated in the new fiction of cadaver and in the verse of this triangle that conforms to Montagu and Cholmondeley.

The intent to demonstrate the game is the reason for the operation of Operation Carne Picada, which logs that the fake cards of the Llegaran administration of Hitler and determined the relocation of tanks, the naval divisions and artillery for defender Greece, Cerdenes and the Baltics dejando las costas sicilianas despejadas. Cuando los Aliados decembarcaron, el 10 de julio de 1943, los nazis fueron tomados por sorpresa. Ahora bien, qu por qué el comando alemán creyó en esa farsa? What happened to the secret to make the story of this fake Mayor William Martin look like in your love a love card and a photo of your lost love? The secret is in the invention, in the ability to coordinate the cell by Montagu and Cholmondeley to create a history that avalanche, the birth of the pages of literature before the frescoes of the Naval Cup.

Jean Leslie (Kelly Macdonald), one of the secretaries of the XX Committee, has a key role in the strategy of engagement that implements the British Naval Intelligence in the Second World War
Jean Leslie (Kelly Macdonald), one of the secretaries of the XX Committee, has a key role in the strategy of engagement that implements the British Naval Intelligence in the Second World WarRobert Viglasky

The guidebook was inspired by the book of homonyms by historian Ben Macintyre, published in the year 2010. “Montegu and Cholmondeley were working together to create a completely imaginary world”, declares the author in a recent interview with the BBC. The corpse that utilizaron para el engaño fue el de un indigente llamado Glyndwr Michael, que había muerto después de ingerir veneno para ratas. Convertirlo en William Martin, uno de los miembros de la Armada Real, no solo ganó un rango y una hoja militar sino una historia de vida, un lugar de nacimiento, gustos y hobbies, y una prometida que no se resignaba a dejar de esperarlo . The quartet integrated together with Laggett and Leslie is occupied by the “llenar la billetera” del falso Martin con „una note del gerente de su banco, diciendo que estaba sobregirado; receptions and choices of theaters and clubs, to demonstrate your appetite for nightlife; y, lo más conmovedor, las cartas de amor de su amada ‘Pam’, con quien había tenido un romance en tiempos de guerra. Include regalaron un anillo de compromiso ”.

You are a person who does not want to participate in the real war in the battlefield, in the sea because of the demasado altas, as Cholmondeley, as the demasado viejas, as Montagu, as the wife of the women as Leslie, of combat parallel, in a Clandestine war”, Explica Macintyre. To have an inventory of a world, all inspired by literature, but only in the novels by Buchan sino de Basil Thompson, who will be inside the university of misfortune Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, and who will probablely tomaron el “Memorando de la Trucha ”. Hay que recordar que Fleming fue asistentte del Almirante James Godfrey, a quien la película retrata como espéptico respecto al funcionamiento de la emboscada. This memorandum includes espionage strategies for a written administrator who is an official officer, and he is inspired by various decisions of the secret service. In the game, the game, the apparition of John Fleming (John Flynn), the attention of all the details to the posterior script.

El Almirante James Godfrey (Jason Isaacs), one of the great skeptics of the Exit of the Operation Carne Picada, presented the strategy of the Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Russell Beale)
El Almirante James Godfrey (Jason Isaacs), one of the great skeptics of the Exit of the Operation Carne Picada, presented the strategy of the Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Russell Beale)Robert Viglasky

“Creo que no es un accidente, en cierto modo, que algunos de los ma grandas grandes novelistas del siglo XX también fueran espías: Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, John Buchan, John Le Carré”, continúa Macintyre. “Because I want to live in reality and create a false world and convene in the absence of what is true.” This is the door of the entrance of the Guionist Michelle Ashford to adapt the book of Macintyre to the band. Potenciar su origen literario, buscar en esa realidad fabricada por un grupito de fabuladores en un sotano lleno de humo la estrategia exitosa para cambiar el rumbo de la guerra. The conviction of Alto Mando Alemán de los Aliados habían elegido Grecia como punto de ataque no solo permitió una entrada limpia en Sicilia sino que demonstro que el valor del ingenio y la inteligencia podía ser reducis frente a una desventaja bélica. The position of Inglaterra, the salvation of the invasion of the Nazis and the clave in some of the operations of allies, is always the food of the heroism of men and women, the secretaries of specialties and tachygraphs, of all the heroes of the Church. sudor y lágrimas’, a los que también podría agregarse una pizca de inventiva.

The attractive story of the story goes through various adaptations before going to this game that will be on Netflix. Primero Duff Cooper, ex Minister of the Office, wrote the title of ‘Operation Heartbreak’, a novella interpretation and appendix of the hechos. When he decided to be divulging official secrets, Cooper justifiably stated that “Winston Churchill counted the history of the price of all the nights, but what do you want to control?”, Said Macintyre. El propio Montagu is the propio version of the adventure in The man who never existed, a novella published in 1953 (and adapted from the film by Ronald Neame in 1956), where he added some fictional details such as the fact that the family of the defunct of the part of the permissive to use their body, which is no longer a curse. For the last time, the SpitLip theater company has presented a musical inspired by the history and also built ‘Operation Mincemeat’, which was released in the London Cartel of 2019 and which is now a synth with the syllable of the protagonist’s play. .

The role of Ian Flemming (John Flynn), young assistant to Almirante Godfrey, was played for the Operation Carne Picada and one of the artifacts from the 'Memorandum of Trucha', a book of strategies of the Secret Service inspired by literature.
The role of Ian Flemming (John Flynn), young assistant to Almirante Godfrey, was played for the Operation Carne Picada and one of the artifacts from the ‘Memorandum of Trucha’, a book of strategies of the Secret Service inspired by literature.Giles Keyte

The story of what happened in each of the reversals of the man who used to be used as a piece of work. The election of Glyndwr Michael is basically based on what you have, in the past, a family that advertises its body. His identity was not published in 1996, when historian Roger Morgan published declassified documents that exposed his identity. A partir de allí se rastreó su istoria: era un joven galés cuya única familia viva era una hermana hallada en King’s Cross, como revela la película. The unique photo of the master of military uniforms, and his name was summed up in the hunt in Huelva in the fiction of ‘Mayor William Martin’, a fantastic and heroic double that changed the course of the war. “It is a moment of real importance in history, because of the difference between the mayor of the history of espionage, and with the humid death and the fact that he wrote many books about spies, the Operation Carna Picada alternately strategically in the course of war”, Enfatiza Macintyre.

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