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The last Cambridge spy : John Cairncross, Bletchley codebreaker and Soviet double agent

Author: Chris Smith
Publisher: Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2019.
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John Cairncross was among the most damaging spies of the twentieth century. A member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring, he leaked highly sensitive documents from Bletchley Park, MI6 and the Treasury to the Soviet Union - including the first Atomic secrets and raw decrypts from Enigma and Tunny that influenced the outcome of the Battle of Kursk. Based on newly released archival materials, this biography will be the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Smith, Chris.
Last Cambridge spy.
Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1100767783
Named Person: John Cairncross; John Cairncross
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Smith
ISBN: 0750981474 9780750981477
OCLC Number: 1060578565
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1.Lesmahagow --
2.The Red Generation --
3.A Foreign Country --
4.The Third Secretary --
5.An Unsatisfactory Probationer --
6.LISZT --
7.KURORT: Bletchley Park and Ultra Intelligence --
8.A Semi-Monastic Life --
9.On His Majesty's Secret Service --
10.The Venona Project --
11.The ̀Ealing' Spy --
12.New Careers --
13.Confession --
14.The Hunt for the Fifth Man --
15.Agent for the Duration.
Responsibility: Chris Smith.

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