Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy 104th Birthday, Ian Fleming

The web site HMSS Weblog notes that today is the late great thriller writer Ian Fleming's birthday.

Today is what would have been Ian Fleming’s 104th birthday. Fleming created James Bond as he composed the first draft of the Casino Royale novel in Jamaica six decades ago. A decade later, after a number of false starts and aborted projects, the first film based on a Bond novels was filmed and released.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read my piece on Ian Fleming's World War II service in British naval intelligence and his creation of a naval commando group called 30 Assault Unit, which appeared in Counterterrorism magazine, via the below link:

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