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Philby

(ˈfɪlbɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Harold Adrian Russell, known as Kim. 1912–88, English double agent; defected to the Soviet Union (1963)
2. (Biography) his father, H(arry) Saint John (Bridger). 1885–1960, British explorer, civil servant, and Arabist
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1963: Kim Philby, double agent, defected to Russia.
He was also the 'Third Man' of the 'Cambridge Five' spy ring which included Kim Philby, Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt.
Kanon's latest, which is set in the Soviet Union of 1961, is well-informed by the real-life defections of the British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean (in 1951), Kim Philby (in 1963) and a host of American atomic spies like Arthur Adams, Joel Barr and Alfred Sarant.
DOUBLE agent Kim Philby stole secret files by taking Britain's intelligence service archivists out boozing, he admits in a newly discovered video.
Philby was part of spy ring the Cambridge Five and he worked for MI6 and the KGB.
British double agent Kim Philby detailed his life of betrayal and the ease with which he was able to pass secrets to his Soviet controllers in newly-discovered video footage broadcast by the BBC on Monday.
HISTORY is littered with stories of spies - from Mata Hari to Philby, Maclean, Burgess and Blunt.
1979: Anthony Blunt, pictured, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, was stripped of his knighthood after being exposed as the Fourth Man in the Burgess, Maclean and Philby spy scandal.
Times (UK) writer and the author of nine books on World War II spycraft, including Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies (*** SELECTION Nov/Dec 2012), Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory (*** SELECTION Sept/Oct 2010), and Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal (***-1/2 SELECTION Mar/Apr 2008), Ben MacIntyre revisits the story of the notorious Kim Philby, the British double agent who spied for the Soviets for three decades.
Kim Philby is endlessly fascinating, and the list of books on Philby, though not quite endless, is very long.
about the most famous double agent in history, Kim Philby, author Ben Macintyre argues the key to Philby's success lay in a friendship with one man, Nicholas Elliot, his MI6 colleague.
Unlike fellow British double agent Kim Philby -- who along with other members of the Cambridge Five spy ring he knew personally -- Blake appears to have immediately adapted well to the new circumstances.