The following will rather shake you and it could even stir-up your imagination but Ian Fleming´s James Bond may have been based on a former British Consul in Palma. The man ticks some of the right boxes; he was an adventurer, a naval officer and probably one of Britain´s best spies in World War 2. In fact, Ian Fleming, said that he was a “war winner...” He worked extensively with Fleming when the James Bond author was working with British intelligence during the Second World War.
Enjoy Mallorca: Was James Bond based on a former British Consul in Palma?
So who is this man? Captain Alan Hugh Hillgarth, was British Consul in Palma in the 1930s
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