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Author Martin, Jonathan.

Title The man who hoodwinked Hitler / by Jonathan Martin
Published London, England : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 2003
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (24 min.)
Series Heroes of World War II ; episode 7
World history in video
World history in video.
Heroes of World War II ; episode 7
Summary Even in wartime, it isn't easy to get hold of a body, particularly one which must look as if it drowned recently. That was the challenge facing British Intelligence Officer Ewen Montagu, and on his success hinged one of the most ingenious deceptions of World War II and the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers. After the war, the story of the man who never was became a bestselling book and film. But the identity of the body is continue to intrigue in battle for more than 60 years. Montagu always claimed that official secrecy and respect for the dead man's family made it impossible for him to say anything. But now it seems that he may have been playing a double game, anxious both to mask and darkest secret and to leave clue as is to who the body really was
Notes Previously released on DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 24, 2011)
Subject Montagu, Ewen, 1901-1985.
Espionage, British -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service.
Genre/Form Documentary
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Powell, Robert, 1944-