TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD
The wartime backdrop may be 1945 Indochina rather than 1969 Vietnam, but “Apocalypse Eventually” would be an apt alternative title for ‘To the Ends of the World.’
Conning the Enemy
‘Operation Mincemeat’ tells the famous story of a plan to mislead the Nazi High Command, making them think that the Allied invasion of Europe would start in Greece, and not the actual target of Sicily. The “stranger than fiction” plan came initially from the mind of James Bond author Ian Fleming.
That was not the only example of apparently far-fetched attempts at bamboozling the enemy, and a selection of films about outrageous examples of wartime subterfuge - both fact and fiction - will be featured alongside a look at ‘Operation Mincemeat’. Expect doppelgängers, double agents, and other forms of smoke and mirrors as the intelligence services go to extraordinary lengths to outwit their enemies.
Rosemary Coxon & Sandy Guthrie 120m
Sat 23 Apr 10:30 - In the auditorium