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Ian Fleming's War: The Inspiration for 007

Ian Fleming's War: The Inspiration for 007 (Hardback)

By Simmons, Mark
Foreword by Horowitz, Anthony

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In 1953 Ian Fleming's literary sensation James Bond emerged onto the world's stage. Nearly seven decades later he has become a multi-billion-pound film franchise, now equipped with all the gizmos of the modern world. Yet Fleming's creation that battled his way through the fourtee...n Bond novels, from 1953-1966, was a maverick, a man out of place. Bond even admits it, wishing he was back in the real war ... the Second World War. Indeed, the thread of the Second World War runs through all the Bond books, and many were inspired by the real events and people Ian Fleming came across during his time in Naval Intelligence. In Fleming's 007, Mark Simmons explores these remarkable similarities. For example, Thunderball has a clear link to Operation Ruthless, Fleming's scheme to capture a German naval code book desperately wanted by the boffins at Bletchley Park. Also, the exploits of 30 Assault Unit, the commando team he helped to create, provided the inspiration for Moonraker. Both of these examples and many more are explored in this unique book.
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ISBN 9780750993265
Released NZ 3 Aug 2020
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780750993265
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released 3 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Simmons, Mark
Foreword by Horowitz, Anthony
Category Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
World History: Second World War
Military History
Military Intelligence
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Spy stories, English - History and criticism, James Bond films, Espionage in literature, Espionage in motion pictures
NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade