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T-Force, An Elite Military Unit that Inspired the James Bond stories~Commander Ian Fleming is recognized for bravery against the Nazis 65 years after last in action

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Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908-1964), at home in his study. ~ Ian Fleming was an author, journalist and naval intelligence officer. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing. In the Naval Intelligence Division during WWII, he was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and career as a journalist provided the background and detail of the James Bond 007…

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May 28, 1908: Born, Ian Fleming. The author of the James Bond novels once explained to a reporter how he named his hero. "I wanted Bond to be an extremely dull, uninteresting man to whom things happened; I wanted him to be a blunt instrument ... when I was casting around for a name for my protagonist I thought by God, James Bond is the dullest name I ever heard."

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Pop! Television: Gilmore Girls Get the junk food and head for the Dragonfly Inn, the Gilmore Girls are coming to Pop! This set includes the mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory, as well as BFF Sookie St. James! Coming in December!   Pop! Television: The Blacklist He's a former US Naval Intelligence officer-turned-supercriminal, she's a rookie FBI profiler; together they must hunt down the world's most dangerous criminals! Collect Red Reddington and Elizabeth Keen this winter! Coming in…

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“You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.” ~ Ian Fleming, b. 28 May 1908

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Pop! Television: Gilmore Girls Get the junk food and head for the Dragonfly Inn, the Gilmore Girls are coming to Pop! This set includes the mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory, as well as BFF Sookie St. James! Coming in December!   Pop! Television: The Blacklist He's a former US Naval Intelligence officer-turned-supercriminal, she's a rookie FBI profiler; together they must hunt down the world's most dangerous criminals! Collect Red Reddington and Elizabeth Keen this winter! Coming in…

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The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.

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Crash of USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), 3 September 1925 The wrecked airship's after section, taken soon after she crashed in southeastern Ohio. This view shows the starboard forward part of the after section, with Shenandoah's top national star marking in left center and one of her five engine cars in the right foreground. Photograph was received from the Office of Naval Intelligence, 7 November 1940. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph

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Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908-1964) was an author, journalist, and naval intelligence officer. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst, and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming was in the Naval Intelligence Division during WWII, involved in planning Operation Goldeneye, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and career as a journalist provided the background and detail of the James Bond/007 novels.

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