Ian Fleming
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"Ian Lancaster Fleming" was an English author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Division/naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley (UK Parliament constituency)/Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front (World War I)/Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton College/Eton, Royal Military College, Sandhurst/Sandhurst and, briefly, the universities of Munich University/Munich and University of Geneva/Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing.

While working for Britain's Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War, Fleming was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and his career as a journalist provided much of the background, detail and depth of the List of James Bond novels and short stories/James Bond novels.

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