Actual-life James Bond was ‘archivist’ in communist Poland

WARSAW: A British agent named James Bond was posted to the communist bloc two years after the primary Bond movie got here out, in line with newly revealed archives from Poland’s Institute of Nationwide Remembrance.
Bond arrived in Warsaw on February 18, 1964 and his official place was archivist on the British embassy, in line with paperwork from communist Poland’s counter-intelligence service.
The Bond described within the paperwork bears little resemblance to his eponymous fictional counterpart, finest recognized for his fondness for vodka martinis and womanising.
Polish brokers famous that Bond was “excited by girls” however was “very cautious” and didn’t make any contact with Polish residents, in line with the paperwork revealed on Fb this week.
The Institute of Nationwide Remembrance stated he was “a low-level operative with a high-profile title” since even communist brokers would have been acquainted with the fictional hero.
In October and November 1964 he tried to journey to “army installations” in Bialystok and Olsztyn in northeastern Poland, near the border of the Soviet Union, the institute stated.
Apparently unsuccessful, the real-life Bond left Poland on January 21, 1965.
Bond author Ian Fleming, himself a former agent, all the time stated he got here up with the title of his hero from a e-book about Caribbean birds by US ornithologist James Bond.

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