Contributed by: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

The number of times that London’s famous Big Ben tower clock is ordered to strike in Thunderball. According to SPECTRE‘s demands, such a signal will indicate that Great Britain and America accept the organization’s extortion terms. According to a BBC broadcast heard in Pinder‘s (EARL CAMERON) warehouse in Nassau, the last time such an unusual occurrence took place was in 1898 during a violent electrical storm.

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