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  • Posts: 4,906
    I would say OHMSS. It's pretty obvious that Bond spends quite some time with Tracy between their meeting during the corrida to the break in in the sollicitor's office.
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    How long did Bond spend in recuperation with Vesper in CR?
  • Posts: 4,906
    Yes, CR seems to be a strong contender. Those little balls don't heal by themselves, you know.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited July 2015 Posts: 15,081
    Can anyone here recall which Fleming Bond novel this is mentioned in at all?

    It might not be Dachau either but it was one of the Nazi extermination camps of the Holocaust.

    I think it is somewhere in Diamonds Are Forever but I may be wrong.

    I'm looking for the quote but can't find it.

    Any help in locating it would be much appreciated! :)
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Can anyone here recall which Fleming Bond novel this is mentioned in at all?

    It might not be Dachau either but it was one of the Nazi extermination camps of the Holocaust.

    I think it is somewhere in Diamonds Are Forever but I may be wrong.

    I'm looking for the quote but can't find it.

    Any help in locating it would be much appreciated! :)




    "Appendix A.
    Name: Le Chiffre.
    Aliases: Variations on the words 'cypher' or 'number' in different languages; eg. 'Herr Ziffer'.
    Origin:Unknown.

    First encountered as a displaced person, inmate of Dachau DP camp in the US Zone of Germany, June 1945. Apparently suffering from amnesia and paralysis of vocal cords (? both feigned). Dumbness succumbed to therapy, but subject continued to claim total loss of memory except associations with Alsace-Lorraine and Strasbourg whither he was transferred in September 1945, on Stateless Passport No. 304-596. Adopted the name 'Le Chiffre' (`since I am only a number on a passport'). No Christian names. Age: About 45. Description: Height 5 ft 8 ins. Weight 18 stones. Complexion very pale. Clean-shaven. Hair red-brown, 'en brosse'. Eyes very dark brown with whites showing all round iris. Small, rather feminine mouth. False teeth of expensive quality. Ears small, with large lobes, indicating some Jewish blood. Hands small, well-tended, hirsute. Feet small. Racially, subject is probably a mixture of Mediterranean with Prussian or Polish strains. Dresses well and meticulously, generally in dark double-breasted suits. Smokes incessantly Caporals, using a denicotinizing holder. At frequent intervals inhales from benzedrine inhaler. Voice soft and even. Bilingual in French and English. Good German. Traces of Marseilles accent. Smiles infrequently. Does not laugh. Habits: Mostly expensive, but discreet. Large sexual appetites. Flagellant. Expert driver of fast cars. Adept with small arms and other forms of personal combat, including knives. Carries three Eversharp razor blades, in hat-band, heel of left shoe and cigarette-case. Knowledge of accountancy and mathematics. Fine gambler. Always accompanied by two armed guards, well-dressed, one French, one German (details available). Comment: A formidable and dangerous agent of the USSR, controlled by Leningrad Section III through Paris.
    Signed: Archivist."


    Casino Royale, Page 13

    Dachau isn't mentioned anywhere else. Is this it?

  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,081
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Can anyone here recall which Fleming Bond novel this is mentioned in at all?

    It might not be Dachau either but it was one of the Nazi extermination camps of the Holocaust.

    I think it is somewhere in Diamonds Are Forever but I may be wrong.

    I'm looking for the quote but can't find it.

    Any help in locating it would be much appreciated! :)




    "Appendix A.
    Name: Le Chiffre.
    Aliases: Variations on the words 'cypher' or 'number' in different languages; eg. 'Herr Ziffer'.
    Origin:Unknown.

    First encountered as a displaced person, inmate of Dachau DP camp in the US Zone of Germany, June 1945. Apparently suffering from amnesia and paralysis of vocal cords (? both feigned). Dumbness succumbed to therapy, but subject continued to claim total loss of memory except associations with Alsace-Lorraine and Strasbourg whither he was transferred in September 1945, on Stateless Passport No. 304-596. Adopted the name 'Le Chiffre' (`since I am only a number on a passport'). No Christian names. Age: About 45. Description: Height 5 ft 8 ins. Weight 18 stones. Complexion very pale. Clean-shaven. Hair red-brown, 'en brosse'. Eyes very dark brown with whites showing all round iris. Small, rather feminine mouth. False teeth of expensive quality. Ears small, with large lobes, indicating some Jewish blood. Hands small, well-tended, hirsute. Feet small. Racially, subject is probably a mixture of Mediterranean with Prussian or Polish strains. Dresses well and meticulously, generally in dark double-breasted suits. Smokes incessantly Caporals, using a denicotinizing holder. At frequent intervals inhales from benzedrine inhaler. Voice soft and even. Bilingual in French and English. Good German. Traces of Marseilles accent. Smiles infrequently. Does not laugh. Habits: Mostly expensive, but discreet. Large sexual appetites. Flagellant. Expert driver of fast cars. Adept with small arms and other forms of personal combat, including knives. Carries three Eversharp razor blades, in hat-band, heel of left shoe and cigarette-case. Knowledge of accountancy and mathematics. Fine gambler. Always accompanied by two armed guards, well-dressed, one French, one German (details available). Comment: A formidable and dangerous agent of the USSR, controlled by Leningrad Section III through Paris.
    Signed: Archivist."


    Casino Royale, Page 13

    Dachau isn't mentioned anywhere else. Is this it?

    Could you search for mentions of the word "chimney" in the Bond novels?
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited July 2015 Posts: 3,633
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Can anyone here recall which Fleming Bond novel this is mentioned in at all?

    It might not be Dachau either but it was one of the Nazi extermination camps of the Holocaust.

    I think it is somewhere in Diamonds Are Forever but I may be wrong.

    I'm looking for the quote but can't find it.

    Any help in locating it would be much appreciated! :)




    "Appendix A.
    Name: Le Chiffre.
    Aliases: Variations on the words 'cypher' or 'number' in different languages; eg. 'Herr Ziffer'.
    Origin:Unknown.

    First encountered as a displaced person, inmate of Dachau DP camp in the US Zone of Germany, June 1945. Apparently suffering from amnesia and paralysis of vocal cords (? both feigned). Dumbness succumbed to therapy, but subject continued to claim total loss of memory except associations with Alsace-Lorraine and Strasbourg whither he was transferred in September 1945, on Stateless Passport No. 304-596. Adopted the name 'Le Chiffre' (`since I am only a number on a passport'). No Christian names. Age: About 45. Description: Height 5 ft 8 ins. Weight 18 stones. Complexion very pale. Clean-shaven. Hair red-brown, 'en brosse'. Eyes very dark brown with whites showing all round iris. Small, rather feminine mouth. False teeth of expensive quality. Ears small, with large lobes, indicating some Jewish blood. Hands small, well-tended, hirsute. Feet small. Racially, subject is probably a mixture of Mediterranean with Prussian or Polish strains. Dresses well and meticulously, generally in dark double-breasted suits. Smokes incessantly Caporals, using a denicotinizing holder. At frequent intervals inhales from benzedrine inhaler. Voice soft and even. Bilingual in French and English. Good German. Traces of Marseilles accent. Smiles infrequently. Does not laugh. Habits: Mostly expensive, but discreet. Large sexual appetites. Flagellant. Expert driver of fast cars. Adept with small arms and other forms of personal combat, including knives. Carries three Eversharp razor blades, in hat-band, heel of left shoe and cigarette-case. Knowledge of accountancy and mathematics. Fine gambler. Always accompanied by two armed guards, well-dressed, one French, one German (details available). Comment: A formidable and dangerous agent of the USSR, controlled by Leningrad Section III through Paris.
    Signed: Archivist."


    Casino Royale, Page 13

    Dachau isn't mentioned anywhere else. Is this it?

    Could you search for mentions of the word "chimney" in the Bond novels?

    The word "chimney" in context to concentration camps? The word chimney appears many times in the novels, but never talking about concentration camps. Do you remember context?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,081
    The word "chimney" in context to concentration camps? The word chimney appears many times in the novels, but never talking about concentration camps. Do you remember context?

    Not too well. It might be in Goldfinger or else I'm just completely wrong! It's been bothering me where it came from.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,633
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    The word "chimney" in context to concentration camps? The word chimney appears many times in the novels, but never talking about concentration camps. Do you remember context?

    Not too well. It might be in Goldfinger or else I'm just completely wrong! It's been bothering me where it came from.

    There's chimney talk in Chapter 7 "Thoughts in a DBIII".

    So, it's a chimney relating to concentration camps, yeah?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,081
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    The word "chimney" in context to concentration camps? The word chimney appears many times in the novels, but never talking about concentration camps. Do you remember context?

    Not too well. It might be in Goldfinger or else I'm just completely wrong! It's been bothering me where it came from.

    There's chimney talk in Chapter 7 "Thoughts in a DBIII".

    So, it's a chimney relating to concentration camps, yeah?

    Yes, I believe that was the line. Thanks.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,633
    Are you sure?
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    The word "chimney" in context to concentration camps? The word chimney appears many times in the novels, but never talking about concentration camps. Do you remember context?

    Not too well. It might be in Goldfinger or else I'm just completely wrong! It's been bothering me where it came from.

    There's chimney talk in Chapter 7 "Thoughts in a DBIII".

    So, it's a chimney relating to concentration camps, yeah?

    Yes, I believe that was the line. Thanks.

    Are you sure? Concentration camps aren't in there.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited July 2015 Posts: 15,081
    Are you sure?
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    The word "chimney" in context to concentration camps? The word chimney appears many times in the novels, but never talking about concentration camps. Do you remember context?

    Not too well. It might be in Goldfinger or else I'm just completely wrong! It's been bothering me where it came from.

    There's chimney talk in Chapter 7 "Thoughts in a DBIII".

    So, it's a chimney relating to concentration camps, yeah?

    Yes, I believe that was the line. Thanks.

    Are you sure? Concentration camps aren't in there.

    It could be that I'm wrong and it just mentions the chilling name like Auschwitz or Bergen-Belsen etc. They were extermination camps rather than concentration camps.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Far, far, far, far, far, far, far away.
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    Could it be that Blofeld crawled out of one?
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Would you like me to do more sleuthing?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,081
    Would you like me to do more sleuthing?

    If you would like, yes; it would be most appreciated, friend! :)
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited July 2015 Posts: 3,633
    @Dragonpol

    13 ACME MUD AND SULPHUR

    In the small red bus there was only a Negress with a withered arm and, beside the driver, a girl who kept her sick hands out of sight and whose head was completely shrouded in a thick black veil which fell to her shoulders, like a bee-keeper's hat, without touching the skin of her face. The bus, which said 'Acme Mud and Sulphur Baths' on its sides and `Every Hour on the Hour' above the windscreen, went through the town without picking up any more customers and turned off the main road down a badly maintained gravel track through a plantation of young firs. After half a mile, it rounded a corner and went down a short hill towards a cluster of dingy grey clapboard buildings. A tall yellow-brick chimney stuck up out of the centre of the buildings and from it a thin wisp of black smoke rose straight up into the still air. There was no sign of life in front of the Baths, but as the bus pulled up on the weedy gravel patch near what seemed to be the entrance, two old men and a limping coloured woman emerged through the wire-screened doors at the top of the steps and waited for the passengers to alight. Outside the bus the smell of sulphur hit Bond with sickening force. It was a horrible smell, from somewhere down in the stomach of the world. Bond moved away from the entrance and sat down on a rough bench under a group of dead-looking firs. He sat there for a few minutes to steel himself for what was going to happen to him through the screen doors and to shake off his sense of oppression and disgust. It was partly, he decided, the reaction of a healthy body to the contact with disease, and it was partly the tall grim Belsen chimney with its plume of innocent smoke. But most of all it was the prospect of going in through those doors, buying the ticket, and then stripping his clean body and giving it over to the nameless things they did in this grisly ramshackle establishment.

    Diamonds are Forever, page 104


  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Far, far, far, far, far, far, far away.
    Posts: 42,568
    Great work, @PropertyOfALady. I have lost my DAF copy years ago and did not remember that.

    ACME Mud and Sulphur sounds like something Wile E. Coyote would use to take out the Road Runner, though.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited July 2015 Posts: 3,633
    Great work, @PropertyOfALady. I have lost my DAF copy years ago and did not remember that.

    ACME Mud and Sulphur sounds like something Wile E. Coyote would use to take out the Road Runner, though.

    Do you think that's the bit @Dragonpol's looking for? And yes, I thought of Looney Tunes, too!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Far, far, far, far, far, far, far away.
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    Must be. He is probably off washing his hands of some blood, and will be back soon to confirm.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Must be. He is probably off washing his hands of some blood, and will be back soon to confirm.

    Yes, well, old Draggers does commit a lot of murders!

  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,081
    @Dragonpol

    13 ACME MUD AND SULPHUR

    In the small red bus there was only a Negress with a withered arm and, beside the driver, a girl who kept her sick hands out of sight and whose head was completely shrouded in a thick black veil which fell to her shoulders, like a bee-keeper's hat, without touching the skin of her face. The bus, which said 'Acme Mud and Sulphur Baths' on its sides and `Every Hour on the Hour' above the windscreen, went through the town without picking up any more customers and turned off the main road down a badly maintained gravel track through a plantation of young firs. After half a mile, it rounded a corner and went down a short hill towards a cluster of dingy grey clapboard buildings. A tall yellow-brick chimney stuck up out of the centre of the buildings and from it a thin wisp of black smoke rose straight up into the still air. There was no sign of life in front of the Baths, but as the bus pulled up on the weedy gravel patch near what seemed to be the entrance, two old men and a limping coloured woman emerged through the wire-screened doors at the top of the steps and waited for the passengers to alight. Outside the bus the smell of sulphur hit Bond with sickening force. It was a horrible smell, from somewhere down in the stomach of the world. Bond moved away from the entrance and sat down on a rough bench under a group of dead-looking firs. He sat there for a few minutes to steel himself for what was going to happen to him through the screen doors and to shake off his sense of oppression and disgust. It was partly, he decided, the reaction of a healthy body to the contact with disease, and it was partly the tall grim Belsen chimney with its plume of innocent smoke. But most of all it was the prospect of going in through those doors, buying the ticket, and then stripping his clean body and giving it over to the nameless things they did in this grisly ramshackle establishment.

    Diamonds are Forever, page 104


    Yes, that's it exactly! I thought I was going madder! Thank you so much. Name your price, @PropertyOfALady! :)
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    My price, sir?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Far, far, far, far, far, far, far away.
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    Must be. He is probably off washing his hands of some blood, and will be back soon to confirm.

    Yes, well, old Draggers does commit a lot of murders!

    The terms and conditions of use do not exclude murderers from this community. He is safe.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited July 2015 Posts: 15,081
    My price, sir?

    Anything you want in return, old chap? :)
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Oh, nothing. Just exclusive broadcasting rights in China for the next 100 years.

    But in all seriousness, no not anything I can think of right now...
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Far, far, far, far, far, far, far away.
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    Unless you have eaten all the heroin flavoured bananas I sent you, you could share some. Unless he doesn t eat bananas.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    No, no, no. I love bananas! I'll take some.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    I have two questions regarding the GoldenEye fax/print and M's letters to Bond in Casino Royale.
    If printed on US Letter paper (8.5" x 11") will it still be the proper dimensions as in the film?
    And what paper sizes are the letters from M?

    http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/images/download/BilbaoReceipt.pdf

    http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/images/download/GoldenEye-Print-out.pdf

    http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/images/download/M-BroadChest.pdf

    http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/images/download/From-M-With-Love.pdf

    They're from Bond Lifestyle. Anyone ever print them out?
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    Never seen those before. The two from M look very fake, not least because surely the Stephanie Broadchest line is a joke by Bond?!
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited July 2015 Posts: 3,633
    Tokoloshe wrote: »
    Never seen those before. The two from M look very fake, not least because surely the Stephanie Broadchest line is a joke by Bond?!

    Actually, Stephanie Broadchest was her cover. It says so on her passport in the Bond in Motion exhibit.

    http://i.imgur.com/eHR8QGF.jpg
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