Rothschild, the right, the far-right and the Fifth Man

[…] re-opened the whole question of his relationship to the Cambridge Comintern in March 1987. In the Daily Express Lord Rothschild refuted the suggestion that he and Kim Philby had been friends, stating that “he had met Philby once only”. (9). Really? It would appear that somebody had been lying for a number of years. […]

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One Boggis-Rolfe or two?: Philby: The Hidden Years

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One Boggis-Rolfe or two? Philby: The Hidden Years Morris Riley Janus Publishing, London, 1999, £9.95 pb There are almost as many Philbys as there are readers. His current reputation is as thin as the biographies are fat. Is there room on the shelf for yet another Philby book? Perhaps for a slim one. Amidst […]

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Philby naming names

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Seattle, Washington April 25, 1972 Re: Harold Adrian Russell Philby, Also Known As “Kim” Philby The Wednesday, October 13, 1971, edition of “Kodumaa,” Number 41, (677), contained on page 3 an interview with KIM PHILBY. “Kodumaa” (Homeland) is published in Estonian by the Soviet Committee […]

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Forty Years of Legal Thuggery

Part One A to B See also: Part 2: British Spooks “Who’s Who” (Lobster 10) Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’ (Lobster 15) Philby naming names (Lobster 16) First supplement to A Who’s Who of the British Secret State (Lobster 19) Spooks (Lobster 22) Georg Simmel said ‘The purpose of secrecy is above all […]

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British Spooks “Who’s Who” part 2

British Spooks “Who’s Who” part 2 Steve Dorril See also: Part 1: Forty Years of Legal Thuggery (Lobster 9) Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’ (Lobster 15) Philby naming names (Lobster 16) First supplement to A Who’s Who of the British Secret State (Lobster 19) Spooks (Lobster 22) CABLE, ERIC GRANT CMG (1938) B […]

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Historical Notes

[…] and in general it is a scholarly and full piece of work. But it contains at least two misleading entries. These relate to Rudolf Hess and Kim Philby. Lobster readers will need no introduction to the controversy about Rudolf Hess, which has frequently surfaced in its pages over the years. The author of the […]

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Philby: The Hidden Years

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[…] and overcome legal obstacles to get this out but I have to say this isn’t very good. The ‘hidden years’ in the title refers to the years Philby spent in Beirut, parked there by SIS. Thus we get short chapters on the overthrow of the Mossadeq government in Iran (which occurred before Philby arrived […]

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Are spies useless? A Hack’s Progress

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[…] more famous (and infamous) episodes, including Thalidomide, the Hitler diaries (in which he was blameless, I hasten to add), and, most famous of all, the investigation of Philby. His work for the Insight team on Philby was the beginning of a career in which he has repeatedly brushed up against the secret warriors of […]

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Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’

Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’ See also: Part 1: Forty Years of Legal Thuggery (Lobster 9) Part 2: British Spooks “Who’s Who” (Lobster 10) Philby naming names (Lobster 16) First supplement to A Who’s Who of the British Secret State (Lobster 19) Spooks (Lobster 22) for Cohen, Brooman-White, De Haan, see Lobster 9 […]

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Kim Philby: The Unknown Story of the KGB’s Master Spy by Tim Milne

[PDF file]: Kim Philby: Cad and Bounder? Kim Philby: The Unknown Story of the KGB’s Master Spy Tim Milne, (London: Biteback, 2014) Scott Newton Few people in the history of espionage have had their public career, achievements, character and private life so thoroughly surveyed and discussed in literature and the media as the British intelligence officer […]

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