Colin Firth conducts ‘the greatest fraud in history in operation’

By Jamie Samhan.

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It was July 1943 when MI5 launched “the greatest deception in history”.

Netflix’s new film “Operation Minsummit” will see the real-life story of British naval officer Eoin Montagu (Colin Firth) who tried to fool Hitler using a dead body and some tactics.

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The film is based on Ben McIntyre’s book of operations, which includes an elaborate description of an already dead body submerged in water to deceive Hitler, as if they had drowned and forged letters carrying the corpse.

Starring Matthew McFadden, Jason Isaacs, Kelly MacDonald, Simon Russell Biel, Mark Gatis and Penelope Wilton Firth. “Operation Meansmit” was Paul Ritter’s last performance before his death last year.

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The official summary reads, “In the hope of changing the course of World War II and saving thousands of lives, two intelligence officers conspired to break Hitler’s deadly grip on Europe by hiring the most unlikely secret agent: a dead man.”

“Operation Minsmit” will be shown in select theaters and on Netflix from May 11.

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