Ian Fleming First Edition Rare Books, From Russia with Love, Dr No, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, Golden Gun, Octopussy.

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Ian Fleming First Editions Rare Books, From Russia with Love, Dr No, The Spy Who Loved Me, Thunderball, For Your Eyes Only, Golden Gun.

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Ian Fleming First Editions Moonraker, From Russia With Love, Dr No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Man With The Golden Gun, Thunderball, Octopussy.

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Thai Cigarette Cards.

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Thai Alphabet, Battles of the Ramayana, Thai Dancers,
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Rare Books
Moonraker
Diamonds are Forever
From Russia With Love
Dr. No
Goldfinger
Thunderball.
For Your Eyes Only
The Spy Who Loved Me.
On Her Majestys Secret Service
You Only Live Twice.
Man With The Golden Gun.
Octopussy.

Robert van Gulik
Chinese Bell Murders
Chinese Lake Murders
Monkey and The Tiger
Judge Dee at Work

Graham Greene
The Man Within.
The Quiet American.
Our Man in Havana

May We Borrow Your Husband

Ernest Hemingway
Across The River...
The Old Man and The Sea.
A Moveable Feast.
For Whom the Bell Tolls

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
His Last Bow
The Hound of the Baskervilles

Martin Amis
The Rachel Papers.
Success

George Orwell
Burmese Days
Shooting an Elephant

David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest

Baroness Orczy
The Scarlet Pimpernel

Rex Stout
The Silent Speaker
Five of a Kind

Ellery Queen
Japanese Golden Dozen
Dead Man's Tale
And On The Eighth Day
Ellery Queen's Awards
The King is Dead

John Dickson Carr
Fire, Burn!

Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park

Louis Ferdinand Celine
Death on The Installment Plan
Journey to the End of the Night

Raymond Chandler
Playback

Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Aleister Crowley
Moonchild

George MacDonald Fraser
Royal Flash
Flash for Freedom
Flashman at The Charge
Flashman in the Great Game
Flashman & The Redskins.
Flashman & The Mountain...

Flashman's Lady
Flashman and the Dragon

Frederick Forsyth
The Day of the Jackal

Capt. W E Johns
Biggles Works it Out.
Biggles Gets His Men.
Biggles & The Poor Rich...

Thomas Keneally
Schindler's Ark.

W Somerset Maugham
The Vagrant Mood.
Theatre a Novel

The Narrow Corner

Sax Rohmer
Virgin in Flames.

Dylan Thomas
A Prospect of the Sea

Evelyn Waugh
Unconditional Surrender.

W B Yeats
Last Poems & Plays.

 

 

Arthur Rackham rare books

Margery Williams Bianco:
Poor Cecco

De La Motte Fouque: Undine
C. S. Evans: The Sleeping Beauty

J. M. Barrie: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery & Imagination
William Shakespeare: The Tempest
William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Nights Dream
Richard Wagner: The Ring
of the Niblung

Izaak Walton: The Compleat Angler
Aesop: Aesop's Fables
Hans Andersen: Fairy Tales
Arthur Rackham: The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book


Edmund Dulac
R. L. Stevenson: Treasure Island
Arabian Nights
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Willy Pogany
Padraic Colum: Adventures
of Odysseus

Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Richard Wagner:
Tannhauser

Kay Nielsen
Hans Andersen: Fairy Tales

Rene Bull
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Russian Ballet

Pauline Baynes
C. S. Lewis: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Mabel Lucie Attwell
Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland
J. M. Barrie:
Peter Pan & Wendy

Charles Robinson
A A Milne: Once Upon A Time first edition thus

Maxfield Parrish
Kenneth Grahame: Dream Days & The Golden Age

Charles Folkard
Carlo Lorenzini Collodi: Pinocchio
William Shakespeare:
Romeo & Juliet


E. H. Shepard
A A Milne: When We Were
Very Young.


Francis Nesbitt
Algeria and Tunis Painted & Described

Dion Clayton Calthrop
English Costume Painted & Described

John Austen
Anatole France: The Gods
are Athirst.


Millecent Sowerby
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Childs Garden of Verses.

E. McKnight Kauffer
Arnold Bennett: Venus
Rising from the Sea.


John Leech
Gilbert A'Beckett: The Comic History of Rome.
Comic English Grammar

Leslie Stead
W. E. Johns: Biggles
& Gimlet first editions


Alice B. Woodward
Sheila Braine:
To Tell The King The Sky is Falling.

Frank C. Pape
Rhys Davies: The Stars, The World, and The Women

Robert Gibbings
Mathers: A Circle of The Seasons.

Theodore Nadejen
Ida Zeitlin: Gessar Khan

 

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Ian Fleming's 14 James Bond Novels

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| Complete bibliography for the James Bond novels | Ian Fleming biography |

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Fleming, Ian. From Russia with Love
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1957
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth in its pictorial dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$1875

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8vo., First Edition, original black boards stamped with a silver gun and red rose, silver and red lettered spine, in its worn and faded pictorial dust wrapper, ( not price-clipped), chipped at corners and edges with small loss, spine darkened, pp. 253, one or two small spots, contents clean, a good firm copy of the fifth 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 15,000 copies

 

 

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Fleming, Ian. Dr No
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1958
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original plain black cloth in its pictorial dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$1150

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8vo., First Edition, original plain black boards, in its pictorial dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott, wear to top of spine, small chips to corners and edges & very light soiling to lower cover, contents clean and tight, a very good copy of the 6th 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 20,000 copies.

[Gilbert A6 ii, First State, Black boards, plain front cover]

 

 

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Fleming, Ian. For Your Eyes Only
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1960
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth in its pictorial dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$525

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8vo., First Edition, First Impression, original black cloth with a white eye, gilt lettered spine, in its pictorial un-clipped dust wrapper with the price of 15s net to front inner flap, some staining, rubbed and worn at corners and edges with small loss, and tape re-enforced from inside twice, pp. 252, previous owners name on front free end paper, good copy of the eighth 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 21,000 copies more uncommon that Goldfinger.

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Fleming, Ian. Thunderball
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1961
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth with dust wrapper.
Price: U.S.$425

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8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered black cloth in its pictorial un-clipped dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, light wear & small chips to corners and edges, slight darkening to spine, previous owners small neat ink stamp on front free endpaper, pp. 254, contents clean, a very good tight copy of the 9th 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 50,938 copies

 

 

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Fleming, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1962
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth with dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$525

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8vo., First Edition, original black cloth with a silver dagger, spine lettered in silver, in its pictorial un-clipped dust wrapper, a few light spots, spine darkened, small chips to corners with 2 small tears to head of spine, red endpapers, pp. 221, contents clean a very good copy of the 10th 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 30,000 copies

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Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1963
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth with dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$195

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8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered black cloth in its pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, worn, chipped and soiled more so to lower cover, pp. 288, no spotting, small neat name on front free endpaper, contents clean, a good copy of the 11th 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The initial and secondary print runs sold out, with over 60,000 books sold in the first month. Fleming wrote the book in Jamaica whilst the first film in the Eon Productions series of films, Dr. No, was being filmed nearby.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the second book in what is known as the "Blofeld trilogy", which begins with Thunderball and concluded with You Only Live Twice.
Fleming made a number of revelations about Bond's character within the book, including showing an emotional side that was not present in the previous stories. In common with Fleming's other Bond stories, he used the names and places of people he knew or had heard of and Blofeld's research station on Piz Gloria was based on Schloss Mittersill, which the Nazis had turned into a research establishment examining the Asiatic races.

The 1st print run was 45,000 copies

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Fleming, Ian. You Only Live Twice
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1964
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth with dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$260

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8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered black cloth in its pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, rubbed and worn at corners and edges with slight loss, plus a few small stains, open small tear to spine, pp. 256, contents clean, good copy of the 12th 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 56,000 copies

 

 

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Fleming, Ian. The Man With The Golden Gun
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1965
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth with dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$240

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8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered black cloth in its pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, slight rubbing and wear to corners and edges, pp. 221, no spotting, contents clean, a very good copy of the 13th 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 82,000 copies

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Fleming, Ian. Octopussy and The Living Daylights.
Published: Jonathan Cape. London. 1966.
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Original black cloth with dust wrapper
Price: U.S.$195

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8vo., First Edition, original gilt lettered black cloth in its pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, some minor browning to edges and spine darkened, neat previous owners name on front free endpaper, pp. 95, a very good copy of the 14th and last 007 novel by Ian Fleming.

The 1st print run was 50,000 copies

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The Complete Ian Fleming 'James Bond' Collectable First Editions

1. Casino Royale 1953.
2.
Live and Let Die 1954.
3.
Moonraker 1955.
4. Diamonds are Forever 1956.
5. From Russia with Love. 1957.
6.
Dr No. 1958.
7. Goldfinger. 1959.
8.
For Your Eyes Only. 1960.
9. Thunderball. 1961.
10.
The Spy Who Loved Me. 1962.
11.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service. 1963.
12. You Only Live Twice. 1964.
13
. The Man With The Golden Gun. 1965.
14.
Octopussy and The Living Daylights. 1966.
(intended to be a book of short stories, but Fleming died after only completing two stories).

All published by Jonathan Cape London

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Here is a complete bibliography for the James Bond novels written by Ian Fleming.
All pictures are of true 1st UK first editions.
This will provide you with all the information you need to identify a James Bond 1st editions.

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casino-royale-first-editionCASINO ROYALE
Published in 1953 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth & red lettering & heart on front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1953"
Dust wrapper priced at 10s.6d

Rear panel has pencil drawing of Ian Fleming by Bartlett,
with blurb about Fleming's life below Front flap has blurb with jacket credit immediately below There should be NO Times review Rear flap is blank but for title, author, Cape & price in bottom left corner

4,728 copies were bound up, a large number of which went to public libraries

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LIVE AND LET DIE

Published in 1954 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth & gilt lettering & gilt medallion on front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1954"
Dust wrapper priced at 10s.6d

There are 3 states of 1st edition dust wrappers First State : No credit for jacket design on front flap
Second State : 2 line credit is positioned midway between blurb end & price
Third State : 2 line credit is positioned directly under the blurb

7,500 copies were printed of the 1st edition

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Moonraker-Rare-BookMOONRAKER

Published in 1955 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth & silver lettering
Verso title page states "First Published 1955"
Dust wrapper priced at 10s.6d

There is a "semi issue point" Page 10 last line shoot / shoo. No priority established but I believe shoot to be preferable . There are also 2 paper thick nesses . One text block measures 19mm whilst the other is 15mm
The 15mm is poorer quality and prone to browning

The 1st print run was 9,900 copies

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ian-fleming-diamonds-are-forever-first-editionDIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Published in 1956 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth & silver lettering
Verso title page states "First Published 1956"
Dust wrapper priced at 12s.6d

The 1st print run was 14,700 copies

 

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Published in 1957 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black decorated cloth
Verso title page states "First Published 1957"
Dust wrapper priced at 13s.6d

The 1st set of sheets were of poor print quality and rejected by Cape . These were later sent to the book club
This means that, theoretically, the '1st printing' is the book club edition

Note: The Cape sheets have Cape name and logos on title page. Those with 'Book Club' are later printings and the above does not apply. The Cape edition was published first, and is the first edition

The 1st print run was 15,000 copies

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Dr NO

Published in 1958 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth with or without "dancing girl" figure
Verso title page states "First Published 1958"
Dust jacket priced at 13s.6d

There is no priority established for the dancing girl. From experience, the ones without the figure appear to be rarer

The 1st print run was 20,000 copies

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GOLDFINGER

Published in 1959 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth gilt lettering , skull embossed on front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1959"
Dust wrapper priced at 15s

The 1st print run was 24,000 copies

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Published in 1960 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth, gilt lettering , eye design on front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1960"
Dust wrapper priced at 15s

The 1st print run was 21,712 copies

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THUNDERBALL

Published in 1961 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth, gilt lettering , skeletal hand on front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1961"
Dust wrapper priced at 15s

The 1st print run was 50,938 copies

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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

Published in 1962 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth, silver lettering , with a dagger on the front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1962"
Dust wrapper priced at 15s
There are copies with a quad mark
between the E & M of Fleming on the title page
This mark is not on the proof sheets and was just a spacer that worked loose during the print run
No priority officially established and not of bibliographical importance, but copies with quad mark are very much scarcer and consequently fetch a premium

The 1st print run was 30,000 copies

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ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

Published in 1963 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth, silver lettering , track design on front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1963"
Dust wrapper priced at 16s
The 1st print run was 45,000 copies

There is a signed limited edition of this title
250 numbered copies - but unnumbered copies also turn up
Jonathan Cape's records suggest there should be approx 43 unnumbered
Ten of these were given to Ian Fleming the rest intended as presentation copies

The 1st print run was 45,000 copies

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

Published in 1964 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth, silver lettering , Japanese lettering on front board
Verso title page states "First Published 1964"
Note: "First Published March 1964" is second state
Dust wrapper priced at 16s

The 1st print run was 56,000 copies

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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

Published in 1965 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth, gilt lettering
Verso title page states "First Published 1965"
Copies exist with a gun in gilt on the front boards 
Dust wrapper priced at 18s

The 1st print run was 82,000 copies

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OCTOPUSSY

Published in 1966 by Jonathan Cape in London
Black cloth, gilt lettering
Verso title page states "First Published 1966"
Dust wrapper priced at 10s.6d

This title was repriced in order to clear remaining copies. Contrary to popular opinion it was not actually remaindered. A London bookseller bought the last 32,000 copies directly. He gradually sold them for £1.50 each. Copies with unclipped jackets and no signs of a price sticker are preferred

The 1st print run was 50,000 copies

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  Born: May 28, 1908
Mayfair, London
  Died:

August 12, 1964
(aged 56)

  Occupation: Author and journalist
  Nationality: English
  Writing period: 1953 to 1964
  Genres: Spy fiction
  Debut works: Casino Royale (1953)

Biography
Ian Fleming was born in Mayfair, London, to Valentine Fleming, a Member of Parliament, and his wife Evelyn Ste Croix Fleming (née Rose). Ian was the younger brother of travel writer Peter Fleming and the older brother of Michael and Richard Fleming (1910–77). He also had an illegitimate half-sister, the cellist Amaryllis Fleming. He was the grandson of Scottish financier Robert Fleming, who founded the Scottish American Investment Trust and merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co. (since 2000 part of JP Morgan Chase). The actor Christopher Lee is his cousin, and actress Dame Celia Johnson is his sister-in-law (wife of his brother Peter).

Fleming was educated at Durnford School in Dorset, Eton College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He won the Victor Ludorum at Eton two years running, something that had only been achieved once before him. He found Sandhurst to be uncongenial, and after an early departure from there, his mother sent him to study languages on the continent. He first went to a small private establishment in Kitzbühel, Austria run by the Adlerian disciples Ernan Forbes Dennis and his American wife, the novelist Phyllis Bottome, to improve his German and prepare him for the Foreign Office exams, then to Munich University, and, finally, to the University of Geneva to improve his French. He was unsuccessful in his application to join the Foreign Office, and subsequently worked as a sub-editor and journalist for the Reuters news service, including time in 1933 in Moscow, and then as a stockbroker with Rowe and Pitman, in Bishopsgate. He was a member of Boodle's the gentleman's club in St. James's Street, from 1944 until his death in 1964.

His marriage in Jamaica in 1952 to Anne Charteris, daughter of Lord Wemyss and former wife of Viscount Rothermere, was witnessed by his friend, playwright Noel Coward.

 

World War II

Ian-fleming-biography-ww2In 1939, on the eve of World War II, Rear Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence of the Royal Navy, recruited Fleming (then a reserve subaltern in the Black Watch) as his personal assistant. He was commissioned first as a Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve lieutenant, and subsequently promoted to Lieutenant Commander, then Commander.

In 1940 Fleming and Godfrey contacted Kenneth Mason, Professor of Geography at Oxford University, about preparing reports devoted to the geography of countries engaged in military operations. These reports were the precursors of the Naval Intelligence Division Geographical Handbook Series produced between 1941 and 1946.

In Naval Intelligence, Fleming conceived of Operation Ruthless, a plan – not executed – for capturing the German naval version of the Wehrmacht's Enigma communications encoder.

He also conceived of a plan to use British occultist Aleister Crowley to trick Rudolf Hess into attempting to contact a faux cell of anti-Churchill Englishmen in Britain, but this plan was not used because Rudolf Hess had flown to Scotland in an attempt to broker peace behind Hitler's back. Anthony Masters's book The Man Who Was M: The Life of Charles Henry Maxwell Knight asserts Fleming conceived the plan that lured Hess into flying to Scotland, in May 1941, to negotiate Anglo–German peace with Churchill, and resulted in Hess's capture: this claim has no other source.

Fleming also formulated Operation Goldeneye, a plan to maintain communication with Gibraltar as well as a plan of defence in the unlikely event that Spain joined the Axis Powers and, together with Germany, invaded the Mediterranean colony.

In June 1941 General William Donovan requested that Fleming write a memorandum describing the structure and functions of a secret service organization; for that, Fleming was rewarded with a .38 Police Positive Colt revolver pistol inscribed, "For Special Services." Parts of this memorandum were later used in the official charter for the OSS, which was dissolved in 1945 following the end of World War II; the OSS's successor, the Central Intelligence Agency, was created two years later.

In 1942 Fleming formed an Auxiliary Unit known as 30AU or 30 Assault Unit that he nicknamed his own "Red Indians"; it was specifically trained in lock-picking, safe-cracking, forms of unarmed combat, and other techniques and skills for collecting intelligence. He meticulously planned all their raids, alongside Patrick Dalzel-Job (one of the Inspirations for James Bond), going so far as to memorize aerial photographs so that their missions could be planned in detail; because of their successes in Sicily and Italy, 30AU was greatly enlarged and Fleming's direct control was increased before D-Day.

Fleming even visited 30AU in the field during and after Operation Overlord, especially after the Cherbourg attack, in which he felt that the unit had been incorrectly used as a frontline force rather than as an intelligence gathering unit, and from then on tactics were revised.

It is often reported, and perpetuated by Fleming, that he travelled to Whitby, Ontario to train at Camp X, a top secret training school for Allied forces. However, this is most likely untrue, as no evidence of Fleming having been at Camp X has ever been uncovered, nor do any of the staff recall Fleming ever having been there.

 

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