Heroes of World War II

The Man Who Hoodwinked Hitler

Series 1 - Episode 7 The Man Who Hoodwinked Hitler

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Summary

Nigel Spivey pays tribute to British intelligence officer Ewen Montagu, who succeeded in convincing Hitler that the Allies had abandoned plans to invade Sicily, ensuring the island was left virtually undefended and allowing it to be taken with very little loss of life. Montagu later chronicled events in his book The Man Who Never Was, which in turn formed the basis of a popular film, but Spivey believes he didn't tell the full story and sets out to fill in the gaps.

Cast & Crew

Director Jonathan Martin
Executive Producer Philip Nugus
Executive Producer Simon Berthon
Producer Jonathan Martin
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