007: who was the real prototype of James Bond
• 007: who was the real prototype of the James Bond
Adventures of James Bond already become classics of world cinema. Dangerous adventures, amorous connection undercover agent for several decades do not get tired to admire the enthusiastic audience. Meanwhile, the display character had on a real prototype, acting British Intelligence side. They were a Serb, Dusan Popov.
Dusan (Dusko) Popov was born in 1912 in Austria-Hungary (now Serbia's territory) into a wealthy family. Higher education he received in the German city Farnburg. It was there that he was recruited into the ranks of the Nazi Abwehr intelligence student friend Johnny Dzhebsen. Being a staunch opponent of the policy pursued by the new German government, Dusan went to the British Embassy and expressed a desire to work for British intelligence of MI6, thus becoming a double agent.
After the appointment, he was sent to neutral Portugal, where it was easier to just send misinformation to the Nazis. Dusan Popov led more than a luxurious life. He lived in the best apartments, chose his mistress the most beautiful women and deftly maneuvered between the intelligence services of both countries. By the way, his codename "Tricycle" (tricycle) Dusan Popov was due to addiction having sex with three women at once.
It is in Portugal with Dusan Popov met the future writer, and at that time as a British intelligence agent, Ian Fleming. Flemming observed the behavior of idle Popov, who loved the casino and women, but at the same time cranking incredible scam. One writer saw in one of the casinos Dusan bet he dedicated special services money. It was 50 thousand dollars (currently more than 1, 5 million dollars). Popov knew that the casino host will back down and not lose money. Later Ian Fleming put his James Bond in the same conditions as in the book "Casino Royale" and the writer admits that it is a charismatic Dusko Popov became the prototype of his fictional agent.
During his service agent able to convey a lot of false information, misinformation Nazi Germany. But in the end, because of the treachery, Dusan Popov was uncovered. Until the end of the war, he remained in Britain. After the end of hostilities, a former double agent went on to lead a luxurious life. He died in 1981.