Foreign correspondent or spy?
It’s a bit of a clichÃ©, but if a new book, Berlin and Beyond, is to be believed some foreign correspondents do indeed make great spies. Well, at least one of them did. Soon after Anthony Terry died in 1992, stepdaughter Judith Lenart was clearing out his desk when she discovered a bundle of letters in a file marked “Fleming”. Inside was correspondence with Ian Fleming, the man behind James Bond, and a former spy himself,
Berlin to Bond and Beyond â€“ The Story of a Fleming Man… tells how Terry had been recruited by Fleming as an intelligence officer and posted to various European countries under the guise of a foreign correspondent with the Sunday Times. Fleming ran an intelligence agency called Mercury which used foreign correspondents working for the Sunday Timesâ€™ parent company Kemsley Newspapers, for which he was foreign manager, as spies. link