Secret documents, released after more than 60 years to the British National Archives at Kew, London, reveal that James Bond author Ian Fleming as good as saved British Intelligence service M16 from collapse just after the outbreak of World War Two.
Fleming was the navy’s liaison officer with MI6 and advised against the creation of a rival service headed up by the Royal Navy. Much of his experience at the time provided invaluable background information for his successful novels and the rather more fanciful films.
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