Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Two Reasons to Salute 007 Today

With this being Veterans Day here in the United States and Remembrance Day in Britain—an occasion to honor armed services personnel, past and present—let us celebrate one former fighting man in particular: James Bond, who, as we all know from Ian Fleming’s tales, held the rank of Commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and was a veteran of World War II.

There’s another reason for remembering British Agent 007 today, as well. John Cox of The Book Bond reminds us: “Today marks the 100th birthday of James Bond. Well, it does if we accept the birthdate of November 11, 1920, given to him by John Pearson in the 1973 continuation novel James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007. While others have gone on to provide different dates, Pearson was the first and I really enjoy his book, so … Happy Birthday, old boy!”

READ MORE:Veterans Day Crime Fiction/Veterans Day Mysteries,” by Janet Rudolph (Mystery Fanfare).

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