A report on Kim Philby

Philby in 1955
Memorial in Kuntsevo Cemetery, Moscow
Philby on a 1990 Soviet stamp

British intelligence officer and a double agent for the Soviet Union.

- Kim Philby
Philby in 1955

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Kim Philby, as depicted on a Soviet Union stamp

Cambridge Five

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Ring of spies in the United Kingdom that passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and was active from the 1930s until at least into the early 1950s.

Ring of spies in the United Kingdom that passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and was active from the 1930s until at least into the early 1950s.

Kim Philby, as depicted on a Soviet Union stamp

Suspicion immediately fell on Harold "Kim" Philby (cryptonyms: Sonny, Stanley), who eventually fled the country in 1963.

MI6

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Foreign intelligence service of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence in support of the UK's national security.

Foreign intelligence service of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence in support of the UK's national security.

A young Englishman, member of the Secret Intelligence Service, in Yatung, Tibet, photographed by Ernst Schäfer in 1939
Operation Gold: the Berlin tunnel in 1956
The SIS Building at Vauxhall Cross, south London, seen from Vauxhall Bridge

In 1940, journalist and Soviet agent Kim Philby applied for a vacancy in Section D of SIS, and was vetted by his friend and fellow Soviet agent Guy Burgess.

Guy Burgess portrait

Guy Burgess

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British diplomat and Soviet agent, and a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that operated from the mid-1930s to the early years of the Cold War era.

British diplomat and Soviet agent, and a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that operated from the mid-1930s to the early years of the Cold War era.

Guy Burgess portrait
Eton College, which Burgess attended in 1924 and between 1927 and 1930
Great Court, Trinity College, Cambridge
Cambridge War Memorial, focus of demonstrations in November 1933
Kim Philby, as depicted on a Soviet Union stamp
Old Broadcasting House, BBC's London HQ from 1932 (photographed in 2007)
Foreign ministers Molotov (left) and Ribbentrop at the signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact
Anthony Eden, Burgess's "guest"
SS Falaise, the ship on which Burgess and Maclean fled in May 1951
Bolshaya Pirogovskaya Street, Moscow, where Burgess lived from 1956
St. John's Church, West Meon, where Burgess' ashes were interred

He was recruited by Soviet intelligence in 1935, on the recommendation of the future double-agent Harold "Kim" Philby.

Cambridge Spies

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Four-part BBC television drama, broadcast on BBC Two in May 2003, concerning the lives of the best-known quartet of the Cambridge Five Soviet spies, from 1934 to the 1951 defection of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean to the Soviet Union.

Four-part BBC television drama, broadcast on BBC Two in May 2003, concerning the lives of the best-known quartet of the Cambridge Five Soviet spies, from 1934 to the 1951 defection of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean to the Soviet Union.

Toby Stephens as Kim Philby

Arnold Deutsch

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Arnold Deutsch (1903–1942?), variously described as Austrian, Czech or Hungarian, was an academic who worked in London as a Soviet spy, best known for having recruited Kim Philby.

Litzi Friedmann

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Alice Friedmann (née Kohlmann; 1910–1991), known as Litzi Friedmann, was an Austrian Communist who was the first wife of Kim Philby, a member of the Cambridge Five.

People's Socialist Republic of Albania

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The Marxist-Leninist one party state that existed in Albania from 1976 to 1992.

The Marxist-Leninist one party state that existed in Albania from 1976 to 1992.

The People's Socialist Republic of Albania in 1989
Partisans entering Tirana on 29 November 1944
The People's Socialist Republic of Albania in 1989
Enver Hoxha in 1971
Bunkers in Albania built during Hoxha's rule to avert the possibility of external invasions. By 1983 approximately 173,371 concrete bunkers were scattered throughout the country.
Mao Zedong and Hoxha in 1956
Albanian poster in 1978: Marxism-Leninism: Victorious flag
Mount Shpiragu as seen from Berat showing the name of Enver written on its side
Durrës in 1978
Center of Tirana in 1978, with slogans and propaganda on all of the main buildings

Kim Philby, a Soviet double agent working as a liaison officer between the British intelligence service and the United States Central Intelligence Agency, had leaked details of the infiltration plan to Moscow, and the security breach claimed the lives of about 300 infiltrators.

Border changes in central and eastern Europe, 1938–48. The Albanian Subversion aimed to move Albania from the communist bloc to the Western side.

Operation Valuable

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One of the earliest covert paramilitary operations in the Eastern Bloc.

One of the earliest covert paramilitary operations in the Eastern Bloc.

Border changes in central and eastern Europe, 1938–48. The Albanian Subversion aimed to move Albania from the communist bloc to the Western side.
Fort Binġemma, where Albanian recruits were trained.

Joined by SIS Washington liaison Kim Philby, they met with Robert Joyce of the US State Department’s Policy and Planning Staff (PPS) and Frank Wisner, who was the head of the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC), and other U.S. intelligence officials such as James McCargar and Franklin Lindsay.

Gene Grabeel, the first cryptanalyst of the Venona project

Venona project

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United States counterintelligence program initiated during World War II by the United States Army's Signal Intelligence Service , which ran from February 1, 1943, until October 1, 1980.

United States counterintelligence program initiated during World War II by the United States Army's Signal Intelligence Service , which ran from February 1, 1943, until October 1, 1980.

Gene Grabeel, the first cryptanalyst of the Venona project
Genevieve Feinstein
Meredith Gardner (far left); most of the other code breakers were young women.

At least one Soviet penetration agent, British Secret Intelligence Service representative to the U.S. Kim Philby, was told about the project in 1949, as part of his job as liaison between British and U.S. intelligence.

Edith Tudor-Hart

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Austrian-British photographer and spy for the Soviet Union.

Austrian-British photographer and spy for the Soviet Union.

She recommended Litzi Friedmann and Kim Philby for recruitment by the KGB and acted as an intermediary for Anthony Blunt and Bob Stewart when the rezidentura at the Soviet Embassy in London suspended its operations in February 1940.