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Duško Popov
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Duško Popov, 1940
Birth name Dušan Popov
Born (1912-07-10)10 July 1912
Titel, Austro-Hungary (present-day Serbia)
Died 18 August 1981(1981-08-18) (aged 69)
Opio, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Allegiance Naval Ensign of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Years of service 1940–1945
Alma mater University of Belgrade
University of Freiburg
Spouse(s) Janine Ducasse (1946–1961; divorced)
Jill Jonsson (1962–1981; his death)
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Dušan "Duško" Popov OBE (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан "Душко" Попов; 10 July 1912 – 10 August 1981) was a Serbian triple spy agent. He worked as part of the MI6 and Abwehr during World War II, and passed off disinformation to Germany as part of the Double-Cross System and working also as agent for the Yugoslav government-in-exile in London.

Popov was known for his lifestyle and attracted women during his missions, including the French actress Simone Simon.

Popov is believed to be one of Ian Fleming's primary inspirations for the character of James Bond.


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