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“Pam” 
 
 MI5 staff member pictured on beach. This ordinary looking snapshot was taken and planted as part  of a complex WWII intelligence plan known as Operation Mincemeat.
 The intention was that this photograph would make other documents secreted with it seem more  authentic. These documents, passed on to German agents after they were found on a body  washed up on the coast of Spain (planted by British intelligence) suggested that the Allies were not  planning an invasion of southern Europe via Sicily. This led to a weakening of German defence of  Sicily which assisted the eventual Allied attack.
UK National Archive

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publicdomainbitch:

“Pam” 

MI5 staff member pictured on beach. This ordinary looking snapshot was taken and planted as part of a complex WWII intelligence plan known as Operation Mincemeat.

The intention was that this photograph would make other documents secreted with it seem more authentic. These documents, passed on to German agents after they were found on a body washed up on the coast of Spain (planted by British intelligence) suggested that the Allies were not planning an invasion of southern Europe via Sicily. This led to a weakening of German defence of Sicily which assisted the eventual Allied attack.

UK National Archive

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    Reading the right now… also worth noting that the body they used was from Wales.
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    Here’s “Pam”, a key part of “Operation Mincemeat” from the British intelligence services in WWII. Details below....
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