The incredible but true story of how an impersonator was recruited to impersonate General Montgomery to mislead the German's about his intentions before the North Africa campaign. Written by
Steve Crook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The screenplay omits David Niven
's part in the real operation - it was he, working for the Army's film unit as a Lieutenant-Colonel, who first made contact with M.E. Clifton James
. His role is taken in the film by Major Harvey. See more
Rather than being dubbed Operation Hambone, the project's real title was Operation Copperhead. See more
[A civilian has just bumped into Clifton-James outside a cinema
Who do you think you are?
Yes, who do you think you are? Monty?
The story you are about to see is the story of one of the boldest deceptions of our time in which Meyrick Clifton James, late of Her Majesty's Pay Corps, re-enacts his own real-life role. The Producer is deeply grateful to H.E. The Governor and Commander-in-Chief and those member of the Administration and Services at Gibraltar in March 1958, who rendered their invaluable assistance in the reconstruction of certain scenes of this film. See more
Referenced in Twilight's Last Gleaming