Thunderball Setting & Symbolism

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Shrublands

Shrublands is a health spa located in Sussex, where M sends Bond to cleanse the poisons of alcohol and nicotine out of his system. At Shrublands, Bond tangles unknowingly with one of SPECTRE's sub-agents and delays SPECTRE's plans for a week.

The Red Lightning Tong

Count Lippe is a former member of The Red Lightning Tong, a Macao-based criminal organization.

The Traction Machine

The traction machine at Shrublands is a device for stretching and aligning the spine. The patients jokingly call it "the rack," but this becomes more than a joke when Count Lippe uses the device as a weapon to warn James Bond to keep out of his way.

FIRCO, the Fraternité International de la Résistance Contr

FIRCO is the cover organization for the criminal group SPECTRE.

SPECTRE

SPECTRE is the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion. The leader and organizer of SPECTRE...

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