Golitsyn

Lobster Issue 5 (1984) £££

[…] Angleton’s most devoted followers) in his book Legend; in this country via the likes of MI5 channels like Chapman Pincher, the ‘Fourth Man’ episode, and the so-called Hollis affair. Golitsyn now has a book out, New Lies For Old (London 1984) written with “the help of Western intelligence officials” (Sunday Times 11th March 1984), […]

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The CIA: A history of torture

Lobster Issue 54 (Winter 2007/8) £££

On 8 March 1985 an attempt was made to assassinate one of the founders of Hizbullah, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, by car bomb in Beirut. The attack failed in its objective, but there was some ‘collateral damage’. While Fadlallah was untouched, some eighty bystanders, men, women and children, were killed and over two hundred injured. … Read more

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Maria Novotny: From Prague With Love

Lobster Issue 2 (1983) £££

[…] was only an average artist. (19) Coote had contacts in the Soviet Embassy and, interestingly, he was a golfing friend of the Director of MI5, Sir Roger Hollis. (20) Coote arranged a meeting at the Garrick Club. Accompanying Ward to this lunch was David Floyd, the Telegraph‘s correspondent on Soviet Affairs. Floyd was on […]

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The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War: Calling the Tune?

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Lobster Issue 49 (Summer 2005) £££

[…] 1953 the ESU, with funding from an American source described as a private donor, established a Current Affairs Unit under the direction of intelligence expert General Leslie Hollis and the chairmanship of Francis Williams’ (p. 175). I would need to see the evidence of the ‘private donor’; the presumption must be that this is […]

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

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Lobster Issue 38 (Winter 1999) £££

[…] sought to focus public attention on Philby. MI5 had long harboured suspicions that a Labour government might legally clip their wings. Both Furnival-Jones, MI5’s new D-G after Hollis, and Simpkins, his deputy, were lawyers. MacDermot’s impending promotion was read as a potential threat. From MI5’s point of view, knowledge of Blunt’s activities by either […]

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A War of Words: a Cold War Witness

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Lobster Issue 36 (Winter 1998/9) £££

[…] a critical moment, an important meeting was held between Cabinet Secretary Norman Brook, Pat Dean representing the Foreign Office, the director of MI5, Mr (later Sir) Roger Hollis, and Norman Reddaway representing the IRD. At the end of it, Brook instructed Hollis to make available to the Foreign Office, with security collateral, intelligence about […]

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I am being slagged off, therefore I am

Lobster Issue 25 (1993) £££

[…] after the exposure of his friend Anthony Blunt, not to mention his association with MOSSAD. Unfortunately Wright seized the opportunity to pursue his own vendetta against Roger Hollis, who is now known by all honest men to have been innocent of any involvement with the Soviets. This is, perhaps. the only merit of this […]

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An Incorrect Political Memoir

Lobster Issue 24 (December 1992) £££

This piece by Daniel Brandt began as a short letter commenting on my review of Right Woos Left by Chip Berlet (Lobster 23 p. 34). I wrote back and asked if he would like to expand it. And so he did, writing almost the whole thing at one long sitting. Anyone who joined the U.S. … Read more

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Inside ‘Inside Intelligence’

Lobster Issue 15 (1988) £££

[…] in these withered old branches”. Waugh had been a friend of at least one MI5 officer, its boss and also victim of a smear campaign, Sir Roger Hollis. According to this scenario, Big Jim, the first to know of Wilson’s resignation plans, turns out to be the secret beneficiary of the Wilson plots. No […]

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Kitson, Kincora and counter-insurgency in Northern Ireland

Lobster Issue 10 (1986) £££

[…] they might make, would not be believed. Both men were approached and asked to carry out unlawful tasks. Holroyd was given an unattributable weapon by WO2 Eric Hollis, Intelligence Collator at HQ 3 Brigade and asked to plant it on a victim. In fact he handed it to the RUC Special Branch. Wallace was […]

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