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How a carefully disguised corpse helped win World War II

[caption id="attachment_316" align="alignleft" width="105" caption="A Heroic Corpse"][/caption] On April 30, 1943, the body of Glyndwr Michael, disguised as Major William Martin of the Royal Marines, was dropped into the sea off Huelva on the Spanish coast. In his briefcase were letters, meticulously faked by British intelligence officers to give the impression that the Allies intended…