THE GREATEST MAGIC TRICK IN HISTORY?
"Maskelyne's crowning achievement came in 1942 with his involvement in Operation Bertram, prior to the battle of El Alamein, which turned the tide against the Germans in north Africa."
“Nobody can deny that Maskelyne helped to win the Battle of El Alamein ... Making Rommel vanish was Maskelyne’s masterpiece.”
"For his greatest trick, Maskelyne helped to win the Battle of El Alamein by creating an entire array of 'tricks, swindles, and devices' to convince Erwin Rommel that the British counter-attack was coming from the south, rather than the north."
Contrary to the claims in the quotations above, the hard evidence leads me to a more mundane conclusion: Jasper Maskelyne was not involved in either the creation or the implementation of the Alamein deception plan.