James Savile visited the French town Le Touquet one month after the war in Europe ended. The official story is that having cycled all the way there he took one look at a bombed out grand hotel and then cycled all the way home again.
Ian Fleming photograph hanging in Westminster Hotel, Le Touquet. The cryptic inscription reads “sometimes I’m east, sometimes I’m west’
Ian Fleming stayed in this resort town in the ’30s, or more accurately, casino town as this is what gave him the inspiration for Casino Royale – the first James Bond novel.
According to the Daily Mail, Fleming met his wife here
In private, she soaked up the pain the abusive Fleming caused her – physically and mentally – and then gave some of it back. Had Ann not been in Fleming’s life, the James Bond novels might never have been written.
They were first acquainted around a swimming pool in the chic French seaside resort of Le Touquet in 1936.
Other notable guests included Winston Churchill, the former Prince of Wales and Mrs Simpson, P G Wodehouse and Noel Coward.
Duchess of Westminster Hospital, Le Touquet
During the First World War, the British set up a Base Hospital in Le Touquet and named it the Duchess of Westminster Hospital. Casualties from the trenches were treated here for shell-shock by pioneering psychologist Charles Myers.
It is thought that the work carried out here and data collected may have helped form the knowledge base of the military mind control project that became known as MK Ultra.
Along with William McDougall, another psychologist with a medical background, Myers argued that shell shock could be cured through cognitive and affective reintegration. The shell-shocked soldier, they thought, had attempted to manage a traumatic experience by repressing or splitting off any memory of a traumatic event. Symptoms, such as tremor or contracture, were the product of an unconscious process designed to maintain the dissociation. Myers and McDougall believed a patient could only be cured if his memory were revived and integrated within his consciousness, a process that might require a number of sessions.
It is not suggested at this stage that Myers was complicit in mind control himself, he seemed to genuinely want to help the afflicted solders against stiff opposition within the military who thought he was protecting ‘cowards’ and ‘deserters’ feigning injury to escape the hell of the trenches. Just that his early work may have been referred to and used to the advantage of MK Ultra – not to understand how to heal a shattered mind but to be able to scientifically shatter minds themselves. This viewpoint is dependent on further data collection by the 5ociety and as the facts emerge.