Sir William S. Stephenson -- Winnipeg MB
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N 49° 53.266 W 097° 08.952
14U E 632946 N 5527794
Quick Description: "The Man Called Intrepid," who Ian Fleming said was the real-life inspiration for James Bond, is remembered with a statue on Winnipeg's deeply moving Memorial Park.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 1/22/2014 7:25:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMJZKG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Sir William Stephenson, "The man called Intrepid" was a Canadian soldier in WWI who later became the British spymaster for the western hemisphere during WWII. He is said to be the real-life inspiration for Ian Fleming's fictional super-spy James Bond. After the war he became a billionaire industrialist. He was a favorite of Winston Churchill.

From Wikipedia: (visit link)

"Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (23 January 1897 – 31 January 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, 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 code name Intrepid. Many people consider him to be one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond. Ian Fleming himself once wrote, "James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is ... William Stephenson."

As head of the British Security Coordination, Stephenson handed over British scientific secrets to Franklin D. Roosevelt and relayed American secrets to Winston Churchill. In addition, Stephenson has been credited with changing American public opinion from an isolationist stance to a supportive tendency regarding America's entry into World War II."

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Movie or Book Title: Any Bond movie or book

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