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... H. A. R. 'Kim' Philby, that perfect spy, was quite possibly within a few months of becoming head of MI6, when the British diplomat and Soviet spy Donald Maclean – a rising star in his own right – was fingered by the U. S. government's code breakers. Maclean and his too loyal friend Guy Burgess took the ferry to Calais, thence the train to Moscow, leaving Philby implicated, but not convicted, and intelligence services all over the Western world looking over their shoulders at their own images in the washroom mirror. The question raised by Helms in A Look Over My Shoulder is: was Colby America's more successful Philby? In other ...
... Secret Vote several times over. This was the pattern which, in his later appointments, Young attempted to set for the whole service. One report, however, did not meet with Foreign Office approval. As part of its brief to identify leaks in Sterling Area exhange controls, the Tangier station reported that 'a flaming pansy, one Guy Burgess who seems to be in the Foreign Office, has turned up with a boy friend, and has been telling all and sundry in the hotel bar how to get round exchange control regulations.' The barman happened to be a station informer and an account was duly sent to the Foreign Office personnel department. It came back with the ...
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