In 1939, acting upon an Ultra transmission decrypted at the last minute by master codebreaker John Tolkien, British Naval Intelligence despatch Commander Ian Fleming to the Crystal Palace in Sydenham.
Master Codebreaker 2
by Ed, Jeff Provine & Jackie SpeelFortunately, the National Codes Centre at Bletchley Park had detected this dastardly Nazi plot to demoralize the country by destroying an enduring symbol of Imperial Power. And by acting upon the coded signal sent by Nazi counter-intelligence, Fleming was able to intercept Red Skull and bring his fiendish plot to nought. But his regrettable failure to capture the escaping agent would have major consequences for the future, demanding constant vigilence from Tolkien and the team at Bletchley Park.
A great game of espionage was afoot, and many of of these shadowy events would appear in post-war fictionalized accounts written by both Fleming and Tolkien by which time Red Skull was on the Soviet payroll.