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Was This Man the Inspiration for David Cornwall’s Pseudonym?

Erwin Carlé (June 7, 1876 – February 21, 1923) No one knows why David Cornwall chose John le Carré as his pseudonym. So, I did a little digging, asking for the names of German authors who died between 1900 and … Continue reading

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Was Our Mom Named After This WWI Heroine?

Edith Cavell (December 4, 1865 – October 12, 1915) I’ve always wondered why Mom was named Edith at birth. Since she was born slightly more than 7 years after this English woman‘s death by German firing squad, I can only … Continue reading

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The Most Fun a Bond Arch-Villain Can Have

Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) “Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac “Auric Goldfinger” trying to … Continue reading

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