According to the Polish archives, a spy named James Bond really existed, loved young women, and entered Poland to infiltrate the military in the 1960s.
His name was Bond, James Bond, we know this. What we thought was that it was the birth of the writer’s fertile imagination Ian Fleming, in turn a pioneer of British intelligence. Instead James Bond really existed, as confirmed by the archives of the Polish state, who claim that the spy in question entered the country in the 1960s to infiltrate their military complex.
The National Memory Institute has found gods documents referring to a spy stationed at the British Embassy in Warsaw since February 1964 and named James Albert Bond. He pretended to be a military attaché to penetrate the secrets of the local armed forces. As a curiosity, Fleming had at that time already published eleven stories of 007 and was about to arrive at the bookshop You only live twice. At Cinema, Licence to kill had already been released in theaters two years earlier, with Sean Connery as the spy, followed in 1963 by From Russia with love, while it would have been the year of the mythical Goldfinger mission. A crucial period, therefore, for the James Bond, at all latitudes and in all the arts.
However, it would not be a story of espionage, if the appearance of the mysterious Mr. Bond in Warsaw had not provoked a reaction from the Communist state. In fact, he was immediately placed under surveillance by the counterintelligence of the Ministry of the Interior, with an operation worthy of a code name: Samek. So much so that Bond soon returned to his homeland, in January 1965, probably without having obtained who knows what crucial secret information. The archives also hide a judgment on the person, defined as “talkative but cautious”, With a soft spot – guess what – for young girls.
Not only that, the newspaper Daily Telegraph he also tracked down his wife, Jannette Tacchi, who admitted that James lived a dangerous life, doing things “he shouldn’t have done”, before he died in 2005. The question that comes to mind at this point is, “Ian Fleming knew about this spy named James Bond? “. In fact, he always said he borrowed the name from an American ornithologist he particularly admired. Could it have been the always kept secret of a man who lived between illusions and fiction?