Sir william s stephenson, second from right, wartime british security coordinator for the western hemisphere, receives the medal for merit, the highest honour the united states can grant a non. Stephenson pilot, prisoner, inventor, spy - sir william stephenson lived a courageous life full of adventure and derring-do (many people consider him one of the real-life inspirations for james bond. That man was sir william stephenson, the true intrepid stephenson changed the course of the twentieth century, yet even after his death he remains firmly in the shadows. A man called intrepid, published in 1976, was an admiring portrait of sir william stephenson, the masterful canadian-born intelligence operative who had deep connections with winston.
William stephenson grew up in the plains of western canada near winnipeg in a family that was largely self-reliant stephenson loved to tinker and innovate (his middle name was samuel, after samuel morse), and he eventually became an expert with the radio. About stephenson, fleming would write in the sunday times in 1962, that bond was: a highly romanticized version of a true spy the real thing, the man who became one of the great agents of the [second world war] is william stephenson. William stephenson was so essential to britain - and to the us, but, writer stevenson, turned him into james bond and more he's an incredible many who's name should be as familiar to us - as james bond. Sir william stephenson selected as winnipeg's 2012 citizens hall of fame inductee rick preston, chair of winnipegrealtors® citizens hall of fame committee is pleased to announce the selection of sir william stephenson as this year's 2012 inductee.
Information for this bio is taken from the memorial of her husband sir william stephenson and online biographical information about her husband and her parents. Often considered to be the inspiration for the romanticized, over-sexed spy, and credited with being a key player in the creation of the cia, sir william samuel stephenson was an inventor, real-life master spy, and businessman. When british naval intelligence commander ian fleming was invited by sir william stephenson, intrepid, to observe and participate in the soe subversive warfare training syllabus at sts 103 (camp-x), he was billeted at a private home on avenue road, toronto, as at the time the camp was at capacity. Sir william stephenson holds many honours and holds many awards companion of the order of canada [cc] presented by governor-general ed schreyer in 1980 for a lifetime of extraordinary service. William stephenson: william stephenson, canadian-born millionaire industrialist whose role as britain's intelligence chief in the western hemisphere in world war ii was chronicled in a man called intrepid (1979.
This isn't the fictional james bond we're talking about, but the real-life sir william stephenson - a quiet canadian code-named intrepid who many believe inspired author ian fleming to create his over-the-top british spy hero. National child day has been nationally celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the united nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the united nations declaration of rights of the child on november 20, 1959, and the united nations convention on the rights of the childon november 20, 1989. Sir william samuel stephenson, kt, cc, mc, dfc (january 23, 1897 - january 31, 1989) was a canadian/british fighter pilot, entrepreneur and spymaster, who was the senior representative of british intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during world war ii. Toronto -- one of the world's greatest spies was an operative for england with an affinity for martinis, a suave rapport with elite power players, and an uncanny ability to infiltrate and.
Sir william samuel stephenson is shown in a 1983 photo the canadian press/ap toronto - one of the world's greatest spies was an operative for england with an affinity for martinis, a suave. This isn't the fictional james bond we're talking about, but the real-life sir william stephenson — a quiet canadian code-named intrepid who many believe inspired author ian fleming to. Sir william samuel stephenson, cc, mc, dfc (23 january 1897 - 31 january 1989) was a canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of british intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during world war ii. Sir william stephenson item preview remove-circle share or embed this item embed embed (for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item tags).
Sir william stephenson was born william samuel stanger on january 23, 1897 in winnipeg, manitoba he was adopted early and given his foster parents' surname he was a businessman, inventor, a canadian solder, fighter pilot and some believe a spy. Saturday's event at sir william stephenson was a real success because the participants who came were extremely enthusiastic and keen we received m uch good feedback at this event which will definitely assist us in working on our five year plan for the library. Sir william stephenson, the man called intrepid was a canadian soldier in wwi who later became the british spymaster for the western hemisphere during wwii he is said to be the real-life inspiration for ian fleming's fictional super-spy james bond. Below are some of the companies for which he has provided these services a comprehensive portfolio is available on request moda entertainment (new york.