At the height of WWII, Major William Martin of the British Royal Marines did an extraordinary service for the Allied Powers.
The thing is, Major William Martin never existed.
However Glyndwr Michael, who died alone and penniless on the streets of London, did exist. Following his death, his body was transported out of England and used in a remarkable ploy to trick the Axis forces.
Alongside fake documents suggesting England’s intent to attack Greece, the dead man’s corpse was laden with false clues to make the enemy believe the body was actually that of the nonexistent Major Martin. Read more…