Sadly missing is Barbara Skelton, Cairo cipher clerk
and later wife of Cyril Connolly, among others.
In particular, it shows how he was able to hamper the investigation into Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk
at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, Canada, who in 1945 defected to the West in the first of the big Cold War spy cases.
During the war he served in the Army as a cipher clerk
and saw action in North Africa and Italy.
He was unmasked following the defection of a Soviet cipher clerk
, Igor Gouzenko, who brought with him documents detailing a British spy ring.
In September 1945, a young Russian cipher clerk
named Igor Gouzenko working in the Soviet embassy in Ottawa defected, bringing with him allegations of Soviet spying in the West that were to lead to the arrests of British nuclear scientist Alan Nunn May, US State Department official Alger Hiss, and others on charges of espionage and an international witch-hunt for Soviet spies that roped in the guilty and the innocent alike.
Many Chinese officers, including Chen Yonglin, were briefed on the fate of a highly valued intelligence asset to Australia and the United States, a Chinese cipher clerk
whose defection was neutralised by D.F.A.T.
Through biographies of key figures like Igor Gouzenko, an obscure cipher clerk
who placed Canada at the very epicentre of the struggle when he walked out of the Soviet embassy in Ottawa with a hundred or so incriminating documents stuffed into his shirt on a warm September evening in 1945; an analysis of significant events like the Cuban Missile Crisis; as well as exposes of RCMP security operations such as the outrageous Operation FEATHER BED; Whitaker and Hewitt describe how the Cold War came to dominate almost every aspect of public and private life in Canada, from sovereignty to international hockey.
Files on Cambridge spy Kim Philby show he was entrusted by 'C' - MI6 chief Stewart Menzies - with drawing up an assessment of the value of the defection in September 1945 of Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk
at the Russian embassy in the Canadian capital Ottawa.
In September 1945, Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk
at the Russian embassy in Ottawa, Canada, defected.
Lieutenant Gouzenko was a cipher clerk
for the GRU, Soviet military intelligence.
The defection in September 1945 of Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk
at the Russian embassy in the Canadian capital Ottawa, shocked public opinion with his disclosure of Soviet spying activities against the West.
Blofeld's crafty plan involves using Bond and beautiful Russian cipher clerk
Tatiana Romanova as pawns.