Secret War in Portugal [1939-1945]
For SOE [British Special Operation Executive] 24 Land was the code name for Portugal

17 September 2011

Fleming's AU

In 2008 I wrote a book comparising Ian Fleming and his creature, James Bond. It is psychological essay, but in a sense it was a biography of both. Working during WW2 in Room 400, with Admiral Godfrey - and both were in Lisbon, where Bond visited the Casino at Estoril that later would inspired him to write Casino Royale - his feverish mind devises plans to fight Axis Forces. One of the tools was the assault unit now described in this book by Nicholas Rankin. The acronym for Assault Unit is AU, the symbol for gold, Golfinger, The Man With the Golden Gun. Alchemy, in short. Ian Fleming translated a paper from Carl Jung about Paracelsus. Did you know it?