The British actually sent a spy named James Bond to Warsaw, Poland in 1964, where he worked at the Embassy. He was notable for his charisma and fondness of women.

007’s file found in the IPN’s Archive

James Albert Bond from Devon came to Warsaw in February 1964 with his wife and six-year-old son, to take the position of a secretary-cum-archivist to the military attaché at the British Embassy. During his time here he made a few trips to northeast Poland, accompanying senior staff of the local SIS (Secret Intelligence Service) station, allegedly to gather information on military facilities there. As an imperialist diplomat, Bond was automatically put under surveillance by Department II (Counter-intelligence) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which noted his talkativeness, caution and penchant for women. They recorded little more: within ten months, the man sent his family back home, and a couple of weeks later departed himself, never to… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

7 thoughts on “The British actually sent a spy named James Bond to Warsaw, Poland in 1964, where he worked at the Embassy. He was notable for his charisma and fondness of women.”

  1. ASpellingAirror

    Fun fact: the name James Bond was selected by Fleming because he felt it was the most boring name in the world, one that upon hearing it would be instantly forgotten. Making it the perfect name for a spy.

  2. ToMuchNietzsche

    Since the first film came out in 196(2) did his cover story actually work?

  3. pantlesspatrick

    Did you hear this fact from no such thing as a fish?

  4. Kangar

    I’m fond of women.

    Am I notable?

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