Sir William Samuel Stephenson was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during World War II. He is best known by his wartime intelligence codename Intrepid. Many people consider him to be one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond. Ian Fleming himself once wrote, "James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is ... William Stephenson."

The real Intrepid - William Stephenson, "A man called intrepid" British-Canadian Spymaster

William Stephenson, Intelligence Officer from Winnipeg who inspired Ian Fleming's character, James Bond

Canadian William Stephenson, Intelligence Officer who inspired Ian Fleming's character, James Bond

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The Brilliant MI6 Spy Who Perfected the Art of the 'Honey Trap'

rejectedprincesses: “Betty Pack: The Brilliant Spy Who Perfected the Art of the ‘Honey Trap’ During WWII, Betty Pack used seduction to acquire enemy naval codes.” she scoffed.

William Stephenson statue - by Leo Mol (1999), photo by maryloudriedger;  "Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels, once said, 'James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is … William Stephenson.'" Stephenson was born in Winnipeg. Winston Churchill asked him to be the head of British security in NY coordinating counter-espionage efforts together with the U.S. He set up training for covert operators (including Ian Fleming). His code name was 'Intrepid.'

James Bond is From Winnipeg

William Stephenson statue - by Leo Mol (1999), photo by maryloudriedger; "Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels, once said, 'James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is … William Stephenson.'" Stephenson was born in Winnipeg. Winston Churchill asked him to be the head of British security in NY coordinating counter-espionage efforts together with the U.S. He set up training for covert operators (including Ian Fleming). His code name was 'Intrepid.'

A man called Intrepid, Sir William Stephenson, British-Canadian Spymaster, Head of British Security Coordination, instrumental in the creation of the OSS, the WW2 precursor to the CIA

A man called Intrepid, Sir William Stephenson

"Wild Bill" Donovan, US soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer and diplomat,

Wild Bill Donovan - The head of the OSS during after the war they became the CIA. A confident and student of Little Bill Stephenson

Photo of William Harold Stephenson contributed by odele fenton

Photo of William Harold Stephenson contributed by odele fenton

Is James Bond ‘the most famous Winnipegger of all time’? Winnie the Pooh has competition. The also-fictional James Bond also has roots in ‘the Peg’. He was inspired by William Stephenson, who rose from his hard-scrabble neighourhood to become the WWII spy Intrepid, “the ultimate of somebody in espionage.” (Toronto Star 05 November 2015)

Is James Bond ‘the most famous Winnipegger of all time’?

Winnie the Pooh has competition. The also-fictional James Bond also has roots in ‘the Peg’. He was inspired by William Stephenson, who rose from his hard-scrabble neighourhood to become the WWII spy Intrepid, “the ultimate of somebody in espionage.

Als Hobby-Tüftler erfand William Stephenson diesen Apparat mit dem Bilder per Funk übertragen werden konnten. 1924 gelang ihm ein Zufallsfund. In Berlin erwarb er eine der später sagenumwobenen deutschen Enigma-Verschlüsselungsmaschinen in einem Laden und übergab sie dem britischen Geheimdienst. Bald wurde Stephenson selbst Agent.

Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Codename Intrepid No list of spies could ever be complete without the man who inspired the creation of James .

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