Paul Beaver presents

Codename: INTREPID

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Hear Paul Beaver tell the incredible story of the life of Sir William Stephenson, who from humble Canadian beginnings, was enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps and rapidly moved through the ranks of the armed forces. 

He was a dedicated soldier, a gifted inventor, an extraordinary businessman and a spy. He eventually earned himself the codename Intrepid for his immense bravery and dedication.   

Stephenson found himself a crucial cog in the war efforts against Nazi Germany in WWII. He became the senior official of the British Security Coordination, ensuring that British and American intelligence was safely passed between authorities. He became closely affiliated with Winston Churchill, and his wartime antics served as the main inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond. 

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