True Spy Lecture

True Spy Lecture
True Spy Lecture
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  • Duration65 minutes
  • Group Size12 pax max
  • Meeting LocationGrófin 1 – backyard (Vesturgata 4 – Cellar), Reykjavik

Tour description

True Spy Lecture

On October 1st, 1901, an Icelandic mother of three children, Guðfinna Sigríður Stanger, wrote an article in the Icelandic periodical Heimskringla, published in Winnipeg, Canada. In the piece, she thanks Vigfús Stefánsson(Stephenson) and his wife Kristín for all their assistance in her struggles and difficulties. Within a month, her husband would pass away from chronic illness. With no choice but to move from Winnipeg with her daughters and no means to support her tiny son, William, she leaves him in the care of the aforementioned couple. On 1962 October 22nd, Ian Fleming wrote:: “James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is … William Stephenson”.

In an hour, the story of the Icelandic/Canadian Sir William Stephenson is narrated and told – a man who had a profound impact on the outcome of WWII. How Stephenson was connected to Churchill, Roald Dahl, FD Roosevelt, Hoover, Ian Fleming, and inspiration for James Bond.
Stephenson died on January 31st, 1989, aged 92, in Paget, Bermuda. For his extraordinary service to the war effort, he was knighted into the order by King George VI. Sir Winston Churchill wrote: “This one is dear to my heart.” when recommending Stephenson for knighthood.

Cancelation policy 

Refundable if canceled 2 days before the event. 

What's Included

  • 65-minute lecture

Good To Know

  • Refundable if canceled at least 2 days before the event

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

A must-see in Reykjavik for fans of Bond and fascinating stories!

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