In the mid-1930s he was a rubber planter for a British company in Malaya. During WWII he was an undercover agent for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in southeast Asia.
[describing his training for the British SOE in WWII] Serious gentlemen taught us the art of blowing up a bridge, attaching explosives to the side of a ship, derailing a train, as well as that of dispatching to the next world--as silently as ...
Pierre François Marie Louis Boulle
Avignon, Vaucluse, France
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