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Philby

1. Harold Adrian Russell, known as Kim. 1912--88, English double agent; defected to the Soviet Union (1963)
2. his father, H(arry) Saint John (Bridger). 1885--1960, British explorer, civil servant, and Arabist
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Philby also later defected while Blunt confessed all, in return for immunity.
In the last instance, Philby is driven by the incurable drug of deceit itself.
Philby is given a hero's welcome at the start of the 1981 video, which was found in the Berlin archives of the East German Stasi secret police.
Philby was one of the Soviet Union's most successful spies who penetrated the heart of the British establishment and passed secrets back to Moscow for three decades, part of a ring of British double agents recruited in the 1930s.
THE TOPIC: Harold "Kim" Philby learned early on to be someone he wasn't.
Blake recalled his contacts in Moscow with Philby -- who fled to the USSR before ever being arrested -- which included motoring trips and reminiscing about England.
Philby has long been seen as a benchmark for treachery, not least because he was both charismatic and supremely cool under pressure, factors which contributed to making him a hero in the Soviet Union after he defected in 1963.
Elias had asked me to take care of a British journalist named Kim Philby, a reporter for the Observer and the Economist.
SECRET service agency MI6 did not have the "slightest inkling" that Kim Philby was a traitor in their midst, the author of the organisation's official history said yesterday.
Auden, Stephen Spender, Kim Philby, George Orwell, Arthur Koestler, Cyril Connolly, Andre Malraux, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery.