Friday, May 25, 2018

Explore James Bond's Real-Life Origins at Bletchley Park: This Exhibition Is Licensed To Spill About Bond's Creator Ian Fleming And His Real-Life Spy Work.

Richard Trenholm at offers a piece on an exhibition on James Bond author Ian Fleming (seen in the above and below photos) and the code-breaking center Bletchley Park.

The name's Bletchley. Bletchley Park.

The real-life espionage roots of the world's most famous fictional spy are revealed in a new exhibition exploring James Bond 007's origins in the wartime work of his creator, Ian Fleming.

Fleming created Bond in 1953 and the deadly spy's adventures have been entertaining us in print and on film ever since. But Bond's history goes back to Fleming's own experience as an intelligence officer during World War II. Fleming visited the then-secret but now legendary codebreaking centre at Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and other scientists and engineers laid the groundwork for modern computing with their pioneering cryptography work.

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

You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine piece on Ian Fleming’s wartime experiences and the commando unit he created via the below link:

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