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Iran Embassy Raiders Stole Invasion Plans—for D-Day

Protesters 68 years too late to thwart Allied invasion
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2011 6:28 AM CST

(Newser) – The Iranians who ransacked the British embassy in Tehran last week made off with some documents labeled "Most Secret" that outlined plans for a massive invasion involving the UK and the US. The intel comes nearly 70 years too late, however: The stolen documents dated from 1943 and outlined Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France, the Guardian reports.

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The British ambassador had removed the documents—which included the minutes of the 1943 meeting in Tehran where Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt told Josef Stalin about plans for the D-Day landings—for a dinner marking the 68th anniversary of the meeting. "We're hoping it takes the (Revolutionary Guard) translators a good long time to realize the plans are 70 years old and talking about the invasion of France," a British diplomat says. (Read more D-Day stories.)

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