Real-life James Bond was ‘archivist’ in communist Poland
WARSAW: A British agent named James Bond used to be posted to the communist bloc two years after the primary Bond movie got here out, consistent with newly printed archives from Poland‘s Institute of Nationwide Remembrance.
Bond arrived in Warsaw on February 18, 1964 and his legit place used to be archivist on the British embassy, consistent with paperwork from communist Poland’s counter-intelligence provider.
The Bond described within the paperwork bears little resemblance to his eponymous fictional counterpart, absolute best recognized for his fondness for vodka martinis and womanising.
Polish brokers famous that Bond used to be “eager about ladies” however used to be “very cautious” and didn’t make any touch with Polish electorate, consistent with the paperwork printed on Fb this week.
The Institute of Nationwide Remembrance mentioned he used to be “a low-level operative with a high-profile identify” since even communist brokers would were acquainted with the fictitious hero.
In October and November 1964 he tried to commute to “army installations” in Bialystok and Olsztyn in northeastern Poland, with regards to the border of the Soviet Union, the institute mentioned.
It appears unsuccessful, the real-life Bond left Poland on January 21, 1965.
Bond author Ian Fleming, himself a former agent, at all times mentioned he got here up with the identify of his hero from a e-book about Caribbean birds via US ornithologist James Bond.