Captain Bill Jewell, the British submarine commander responsible for carrying out Operation Mincemeat, died last month
. Operation Mincemeat was the top-secret WWII military subterfuge that, many argue, helped to ensure the success of
the southern invasion of Europe. A dead soldier's body was launched overboard by Captain Jewell with Allied plans for an invasion of Corsica and Sardinia chained to his wrist. The Nazis found the body (and the plans) when it washed up on the coast of Spain, and believing the plans to be real proceeded to beef up their defenses in the wrong place, thereby diverting attention away from the true site of the invasion (Sicily). The covert operation was turned into a movie in 1955, The Man Who Never Was
, which I've never seen. But I'm sure that sooner or later Hollywood will do a remake of it.