6) Conclusion: Not only did Operation Mincemeat significantly affect the invasion of Sicily, it affected the entire war. Its contribution to the Allies at a time such as it was unparalleled. From getting the Germans to believe that the invasion was occurring elsewhere to have them still believe that as Sicily was invaded shows the masterful planning of the operation. Hitler, known to be a master strategist, was also fooled showing its fine construction. Because of the contribution, Sicily was taken for the most part with little resistance leading the Allies to a gateway that was the Italian mainland. Not much had to be done to take the mainland as the Axis powers were thrown off balance, especially after Mussolini was arrested leading to Italy becoming a part of the Allied Forces. From here, the Axis powers were consistently losing ground that they would never gain back. Operation Mincemeat gave Italy the help it so desired such as protecting its culture and artifacts, freeing it of fascist dictatorship, and allowing it into the Allies. Because of this successful invasion that concluded the war in the south of Europe, Operation Overlord took all focus as the Allies now knew it could work. Similar to, but on a much grander scale, the invasion of Normandy took place which would lead to the freeing of France. The rest is history, history generated from a successful lie that fooled what seemed to be the insurrmountable power.