In 1953, Ian Fleming 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, who battled his way through fourteen novels from 1953 to 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 the whole of the Bond series, and many were inspired by real events and people Fleming came across during his time in Naval Intelligence.
Mark Simmons Ian Fleming’s War: The Inspiration for 007. Foreword by Anthony Horowitz published by The History Press 2020 hardback 287 New.