Thunderball - Chapter 5, SPECTRE Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, SPECTRE Summary

On a respectable boulevard in Paris, there is an organization called FIRCO, the Fraternité International de la Résistance Contre l'Oppression, an association purportedly in place to assist resistance movements around the world. Everything about this organization looks genuine and above board.

A day after Bond completes his treatment (and beds Patricia), the principles of FIRCO meet. There is a FIRCO agenda, but it is just a cover. The chairman, known for the month as No. 2, is Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a man with great magnetism and intelligence. Blofeld is a born leader. He makes a fortune for himself during the war by selling intelligence information to both sides. At the end of the war, he settles down into criminal plots. Finally, he forms SPECTRE, the organization now meeting.

SPECTRE is the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion. Its board...

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