Dutch Counter-Attack

The Dutch have accused Russian Cyber-bots of attacking them. My choice of Lara Roozemond to play a female James Bond is becoming a – REALITY!

I am worried about Ms. Roozemond. She has not written a poem in two months. Is Muse Roozemond on summer break, and is still horsing around?

Due to the psychic attack from El Lardo and the McKimbo Tribe who are being controlled by Russian Orthodox Witches kin to Rasputin, I reveal who my kindred, Ian Fleming, based James Bond upon. Peter Tazelaar is the real James Bond.

Mount up my Frisian Maidens! We ride!

John Presco 007




Western governments mounted an unprecedented and coordinated fightback Thursday against “brazen” attempts by Russia to meddle in international affairs, publicly unmasking alleged intelligence agents and blaming Moscow for a series of audacious cyberattacks.

James Bond was Dutch

RNW archive

This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011, the Dutch government decided to cut funding and shift RNW from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW Media’s current activities can be found at https://www.rnw.org/about-rnw-media.

The celebrated film spy James Bond (codename 007), initially created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953, was based on Dutch resistance hero Peter Tazelaar. The claim is made in a book out this week, MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949, by British historian Keith Jeffery.

Mr Tazelaar was serving with the British intelligence service MI6 in 1941. In one operation, a boat delivered him to a point at sea, just off the Dutch coast near the resort of Scheveningen. He swam to the shore, removed his wetsuit to reveal fashionable clothing beneath, and walked straight to his appointment at the chic Kurhaus hotel. The scene was later replicated by the Bond character in the film Goldfinger, starring Sean Connery.

Operations worthy of Bond
Mr Tazelaar was involved in other Second World War operations worthy of James Bond. In 1944, he was awarded the highest Dutch military honour (the Military Order of William) for bravery.

In the Netherlands, he is best known because of the film Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange). The movie is partly based on his wartime exploits, but more so those of the even more celebrated Dutch resistance hero, Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema.

Mr Tazelaar was, like the Bond character, a notorious ladies’ man. A biography of him by Dutch historian Victor Laurentius, which was published last year, also said the Bond character was partially based on him. He died in 1993 aged 73.

Prince Bernhard
Ian Fleming, who wrote the original James Bond books, was himself an intelligence officer in World War II. There have been claims that his 007 character was based on Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (Queen Beatrix’s father). Fleming never revealed who inspired his elegant hero. What is definite is that Prince Bernhard, whose family name was Von Lippe-Biesterfeld, does appear in one of his books as the aristocratic dandy, Count Lippe.

Tazelaar (5 May 1920 – 6 June 1993) was a member of the Dutch resistance during World War II and worked as an agent for the SOE. Following the war he served in Dutch East Indies, before returning to Europe to work behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe for the United States, which served as an inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond series.[1][2][3]


In September 1938 he trained to be a midshipman at the Royal Netherlands Naval College. In 1939 he moved to Groningen where he enrolled in the Hogere Zeevaartschool. When war broke out on 10 May 1940, Tazelaar was working for the Dutch Merchant Navy. He tried to escape to England by way of Zeeland and northern France, but he failed to reach England. After returning to Groningen in late May 1940, he came into contact with Midshipman John Birnie. During summer 1940, Birnie had joined a group of cadets and midshipmen that had formed a resistance group called the Ordedienst. Birnie introduced his new friend to the Ordedienst which was based in The Hague and headed by Dutch nobleman Joan Schimmelpenninck (nl), who went by the code name of “Uncle Alexander”.

Mission to England[edit]

Since the resistance had no direct contact with England, Tazelaar was chosen to go to England to make contact with British intelligence forces. In early June 1941 he mustered as a stoker on the Panamanian-flagged, Swiss freighter St-Cergue. The ship was in the port of Schiedam and was voyaging to New York to pick up a supply of corn for the Germans. Two students from Leiden, Bram van der Stok and Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, also escaped to England with Tazelaar. In the Faroe Islands they transferred to a British cruiser and were able to reach England.

Contact Holland[edit]

At first it was difficult to get into contact with occupied Holland. At one point Tazelaar and his friends communicated with Queen Wilhelmina and her son-in-law Prince Bernhard. They were able to live in the apartment at the home of Wilhelmina in England.

Van der Stok had devised a plan to pick up people in the occupied Netherlands by boat. After arriving in England, Hazelhoff Roelfzema worked out this plan and was instructed by Queen Wilhelmina and the British secret service to execute the plan under the name Contact Holland. The first officer who was put ashore by boat was Peter Tazelaar. On 23 November 1941, he dressed in a tuxedo in Scheveningen in preparation for landing. He pretended to be a drunk reveller and was able to slip past German sentries guarding the beach by the casino. Together with the parachute which had been previously dropped by radio operator Johannes ter Laak, he would establish radio contact with England. Little progress was achieved, however, because the radio was damaged during the drop. Tazelaar’s second assignment was the transportation of two important people to England. Again, this did not work, because they proved too difficult to pick up in a boat. Various arrests made it too dangerous for Tazelaar to stay in the Netherlands. At the end of January 1942 he left with midshipman Gerard Dogger via the Van Niftrik escape route to Switzerland. Travelling via France, Spain and Portugal, they arrived in England in April 1942.[4]

Military William Order[edit]

After returning to England, Tazelaar was given a training command in Wales. In February 1943 he moved to Canada to be an instructor for the Dutch troops. At the end of 1943 he returned to England. He joined the National Fire Service and married an English woman Dodie Sherston (nl). On 9 September 1944, Tazelaar received the Dutch highest military award, the Military William Order, for his role in Contact Holland. Then he joined the BBO. BBO agents parachuted into occupied Netherlands on sabotage and espionage missions. In November 1944, Tazelaar and Lykele Faber parachuted into Friesland. They provided radio contact with England for six months.

Peter Tazelaar (light coat) and Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema (opposite him) as adjuncts to Queen Wilhelmina on her return to the continent, 2 May 1945

Aide to Queen Wilhelmina[edit]

In April 1945 Tazelaar was appointed adjutant to Queen Wilhelmina. He accompanied her on her return to the Netherlands. A film shot at the time shows him arriving at Gilze-Rijen Air Base with Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema. For the next six weeks he assisted the queen while residing with her, her daughter Princess Julia, and two other adjuncts in her temporary quarters at Anneville near Breda. At the time the country north of the rivers was still controlled by the Germans, and it was this portion of the country that had suffered through the Hunger Winter of 1944-45. It was Tazelaar who informed Wilhelmina of the German surrender.[5]

The Dutch government accused Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, of targeting the world’s chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), through a foiled cyber operation.
Hours earlier, Britain, backed by close intelligence allies Australia and New Zealand, pointed the finger at the GRU for carrying out a worldwide campaign of “malicious” cyberattacks, including the hacking of the US Democratic National Committee in 2016.
The US Justice Department, meanwhile, announced criminal charges against seven Russian intelligence officers, accusing them in a sprawling indictment of hacking, wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering as part of an effort to distract from Russia’s state-sponsored sports doping program.
Four of the names given in the US indictment match those given by Dutch authorities in connection with the alleged plot against the OPCW.

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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I want Lara Roozemond to recruit members of The Samson Brigade while mounted on a horse.

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