James Bond is Canadian!

I just stumbled on this interesting quote from Ian Fleming, the author and journalist best remembered for his James Bond 007 series:

“James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is…William Stephenson.”
–Ian Fleming, The Times, October 21, 1962.

A quick search for William Stephenson came up with this:

Stephenson was born William Samuel Clouston Stanger on January 23, 1897 in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. … was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessperson, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during World War II. He is best-known by his wartime intelligence codename of Intrepid.


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One Response to James Bond is Canadian!

  1. Richard Tatomir says:

    I was intrigued by the story about 007 being a real Canadian working for the British Intelligence during WWII. I knew the talent existed for this kink of work by a Canadian soldier and was pleased that Ian Fleming confirmed the identity of his character for the fans. Hats off to Ian.

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