Ian’s real inspiration for James Bond

chuckxchuckx Virginia
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Posting the New Yorker article would be a nice tribute, if someone has access to it. I found this one, there may be another you're referring to.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/04/21/bonds-creator

    It wouldn't be out of line to remember your James and the MANY suggested real life influences on Fleming for creating his Bond character here, @chuckx. Richard included.

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    chuckx, really cool to read about your great uncle, his connection with Fleming, and the things you mention that your great uncle did! Perhaps you should see if you can add his name to the Wikipedia page, Inspirations for James Bond. Several are already on there, including Conrad O’Brien-ffrench, who I met at least once in the 1980s through friends near Denver Colorado, near where he lived. At that time he was more noted for being an artist, but he'd been a British Secret Intelligence Officer, mountaineer and skier.

    Based on your post, I went to the web and learned that, about Fleming's trip to Washington D.C. in 1941, it was because the U.S. and Great Britain agreed to share intelligence regarding the WW2 threat. Winston Churchill had sent Fleming and Admiral Godfrey. They met with the head of the secret British spy organization in the U.S. and held high-level talks with American officials. They also met with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Fleming also apparently wrote two important papers on how to create America’s new intelligence agency.
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  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Hi, @chuckx

    Any pictures of your great uncle with Fleming? Any letter that you can share?
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  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Quite unique life! You have a book to write ;)
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