Operation Cornflakes: How the Allies Scammed the Nazi Postal Service – Mental Floss

On February 5, 1945, with World War II in its last desperate months, a German train made its way to the city of Linz. Suddenly, Allied planes swooped in, dropping bombs and derailing it. As the train’s cargo—mail bound for several northern Austrian towns—scattered over the area, a second wave of bombers flew in with a strange payload.

via Operation Cornflakes: How the Allies Scammed the Nazi Postal Service – Mental Floss.

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