William Stephenson was a wealthy Canadian industrialist whose visits to Germany as owner of the Pressed Steel Company enabled him to provide intelligence on the German steel industry, and who later went on to head wartime intelligence liaison with the United States. Bill Stephenson’s adventures as Britain's World War II chief of intelligence in the Western Hemisphere were chronicled in the 1979 bestseller ‘A Man Called Intrepid’. Ian Fleming once wrote, ‘James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is... William Stephenson’. Sir William Stephenson died in 1989 in Paget, Bermuda at the age of 93.
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Stephenson helped to organise the United States' wartime intelligence operation, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS – the forerunner of the CIA) whose head, Maj. Gen. William J. (Wild Bill) Donovan, later said: 'Bill Stephenson taught us all we ever
knew about foreign intelligence.’
‘Stephenson’s New York office, which eventually took up residence on the sixth floor of the Rockefeller Center on Fifth
Avenue with the title British Security Coordination (BSC), was responsible for keeping track of enemy activities against the British war effort in the Western hemisphere, for devising countermeasures, and for providing liaison between American intelligence
and all sections of the British intelligence community.’ Christopher Andrew, ‘Secret Service: the making of the British intelligence community’.
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