August 9, 2010 by staff
Roald Dahl, (Telegraph.co.uk) — Apparently motivated by a combination of law and lust, Dahl slept with countless women of high society while gathering intelligence in the United States.
His life as a young officer, handsome and dashing RAF in early 1940 is detailed in a new book by Donald Sturrock, Narrator: Roald Dahl‘s life, which is serialized in The Sunday Telegraph today.
Antoinette Haskell, a wealthy friend of Dahl who looked to him like a brother though was “drop dead gorgeous,” said the author as a whole “stable” of women to wait in all your needs. “He was very arrogant with their wives, but he got away with it. The uniform did not hurt a bit – and it was a [as] driver,” he said. “I think he slept with everyone in the east and west coasts were more than 50,000 a year.”
Dahl had fought as a fighter pilot before the war, until the injuries as grounded. He then worked for a network of secret services based in the United States called British Security Coordination (BSC). Was initially created to promote the interests of the United Kingdom and the United States to counter Nazi propaganda.
It is not known exactly how Dahl was recruited as a British agent, but it is believed he was working for BSC loosely by the first four months of 1944, when, officially, had a public relations role at the British Embassy in Washington DC. He was “run” in New York by William Stephenson, an industrialist and businessman Canadian piracy.
However, the role reserved Dahl was against the current, because it was a terrible gossip that often betrayed confidences, according to his family and friends. His daughter Lucy admitted: “Dad could not keep his mouth shut.”
The new biography also examines Dahl allegations of bullying and brutality during his days at Repton public school, the author wrote about children in his book Boy. Dahl blamed Geoffrey Fisher, the Director of Repton and became the archbishop of Canterbury, by a vicious beating that left him bloodied and questioning his religious faith.
However, there is evidence that Dahl, who died in 1990 at age 74, was a mistake to blame Fisher for banging in the summer of 1933. By then, Fisher had left Repton to become bishop of Chester and as far as the beating was, in fact, run by John Christie, his successor as director.
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