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Topic: Le Chiffre pic

Where can i find this pic in HQ (High Quality ajb007/biggrin)?

Thanks!

https://s13.postimg.cc/d6su2847n/21a_05.jpg

Last edited by JB007fan (6th Mar 2018 20:22)

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First things first:

What is HQ?

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high quality?   ajb007/crap

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I assume he meant HDajb007/insane

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HD is : haute définition in french same as HQ

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Tato007 wrote:

HD is : haute définition in french same as HQ

High Definition as they call it in English speaking countries. HQ is an abbreviation for Headquarters though I suppose it could stand for High Quality too?

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well see I always use SQ as shorthand for "sound quality" and assume everybody knows what I'm talking about.
But that doesn't tell us anything about the quality of the SQ, I would still need to add a modifier.
We should talk about ambiguous acronyms for a few more pages.
If Q stands for "quartermaster", what does M stand for?

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caractacus potts wrote:

well see I always use SQ as shorthand for "sound quality" and assume everybody knows what I'm talking about.
But that doesn't tell us anything about the quality of the SQ, I would still need to add a modifier.
We should talk about ambiguous acronyms for a few more pages.
If Q stands for "quartermaster", what does M stand for?

M stands for Mailedfist. It tells you so in at least of the original Fleming Bond novels. One of the later ones, possibly TMWTGG.

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Yes, I meant High Quality ajb007/biggrin

richmenstoys wrote:

high quality?   ajb007/crap

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JB007fan wrote:

Yes, I meant High Quality ajb007/biggrin

richmenstoys wrote:

high quality?   ajb007/crap

Phew!  ajb007/lol

Sorry for the inadvertent thread derailment but it's hopefully been educational if nothing else!  ajb007/biggrin

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caractacus potts wrote:

If Q stands for "quartermaster", what does M stand for?

The National Anthem  ajb007/bond

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Sir Miles wrote:
caractacus potts wrote:

If Q stands for "quartermaster", what does M stand for?

The National Anthem  ajb007/bond

As should we all.  ajb007/smile

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caractacus potts wrote:

We should talk about ambiguous acronyms for a few more pages.
If Q stands for "quartermaster", what does M stand for?

The first head of the British Secret Service (then called the Secret Intelligence Bureau) was Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming.

https://s10.postimg.cc/gpgh33dad/AA_OLD_MAN_5.jpg

He had the habit of signing memos, etc, as "C" (for "Cumming") and habitually used green ink, a trait which Fleming mentioned for his M. He therefore became known as "C" and to this day the person in that role is referred to as "C". Fleming simply changed the initial to "M", ie Smith-Cumming's first initial (some have pointed out that Fleming referred to his mother Evelyn as "M", which may or may not be significant).

As a sidenote, Judi Dench's character (at least in the Craig movies, ie after the reboot) is called Olivia Mansfield. "Olivia" is Dench's middle name (Judith Olivia Dench), and the "Mansfield" is an obvious reference. It's arguable that her character in the Brosnan films (different timeline) is called Barbara Mawdsley, as cited by Raymond Benson.
Fleming revealed his M's name in stages: his first name (Miles) is mentioned in MR, and his last name (Messervy) is disclosed in TMWTGG. His rank of Admiral is also revealed in MR, and his knighthood in OHMSS.

Fleming never worked for the Secret Service- he worked for Naval Intelligence. His version as we read in the novels and as later adapted for the films is a combination of what he did know and his experience working for Reuters news agency- hence, he had "Heads Of Section" based in London and "Heads Of Station" based in the relevant country- Kerim in FRWL, for example, is a "Head Of Station" ie the Secret Service's top man in Turkey.

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While I agree with everything you have written, Barbel, there is another theory that author Henry Hemming offered in his book "Agent M" about MI5 spymaster (and former wildlife author and television presenter) Maxwell Knight. Hemming claims that Knight had been known as "M" within MI5 and beyond since 1931, his department was known as "M" and he signed all correspondence "M." Hemming says that although there's no definitive proof that Fleming ever met Knight (although they moved in similar circles and had mutual acquaintances), Fleming would certainly have heard of him.

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Thanks, TDE  ajb007/smile . Yes, Knight along with Fleming's wartime boss Admiral Godfrey were influences on the M character.

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The Domino Effect wrote:

theory that author Henry Hemming offered in his book "Agent M"

Sorry, but when you said Agent M, you surely meant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE2HoZGSixs

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