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Ian Fleming's house in Goldeneye, Jamaica
Ian Fleming vowed that after the war he would build a house in Jamaica. He had visited the country briefly for a U boat conference during the war and had fallen in love with it. So in 1946 he acquired 15 acres of land on an old donkey racecourse above a little cove with a coral reef. He constructed a plain bungalow and named it Goldeneye, most probably after a wartime operation with which he had been involved. It was near the banana port of Oracabessa.