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A Special Investigation Into Soviet Espionage By The UK's Top Spymaster Turned Double Agent Kim Philby, Who Before Defecting To The Soviet Union In 1963 Was A Member Of The Cambridge Five Spy Ring That Wreaked Death And Havoc Among Allied Intelligence Services During The Cold War (Color, 1986, 45 Minutes) Plus An ABC-TV News Report By Peter Jennings Annoucing The Death Of Kim Philby (Color, May 11, 1988, 4 Minutes), Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #KimPhilby #DoubleAgents #CambridgeFive #Spies #Traitors #MI6 #MI5 #BritishIntelligence #KGB #NKVD #GRU #SovietIntelligence #Espionage #ColdWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Kim Philby, British-Soviet double agent (January 1, 1912 - May 11, 1988) was born Harold Adrian Russell Philby in Ambala, Punjab, British India, the son of Dora Johnston and St John Philby, an author, Arabist, explorer, member of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) and later a civil servant in Mesopotamia and advisor to King Ibn Sa'ud of Saudi Arabia. Nicknamed "Kim" after the boy-spy in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim, "Kim" Philby was a high-ranking member of British intelligence who worked as a double agent before defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963. He served as both an NKVD and KGB operative. In 1963, Philby was revealed to be a member of the spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five, the other members of which were Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and, possibly, John Cairncross. Of the five, Philby is believed to have been most successful in providing secret information to the Soviet Union. His activities were moderated only by Joseph Stalin's fears that he was a triple agent providing Soviet intelligence to British authorities. Philby was an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from 1946 to 1965, and he was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1965. J. Edgar Hoover long suspected Philby's loyalties for decades, but his advice was not acted upon. On the evening of 23 January 1963, Philby vanished from Beirut, failing to meet his wife for a dinner party at the home of Glencairn Balfour Paul, First Secretary at the British Embassy. The Dolmatova, a Soviet freighter bound for Odessa, had left Beirut that morning so abruptly that cargo was left scattered over the docks; Philby claimed that he left Beirut on board this ship. However, others maintain that he escaped through Syria, overland to Soviet Armenia and thence to Russia. It was not until 1 July 1963, over five months later, that Philby's flight to Moscow was officially confirmed. On 30 July Soviet officials announced that they had granted him political asylum in the USSR, along with Soviet citizenship. When the news broke, MI6 came under criticism for failing to anticipate and block Philby's defection, though Elliott was to claim he could not have prevented Philby's flight. Journalist Ben Macintyre, author of several works on espionage, wrote in his 2014 book on Philby that MI6 might have left open the opportunity for Philby to flee to Moscow to avoid an embarrassing public trial. Philby himself thought this might have been the case, according to Macintyre. When FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was informed that one of MI6's top men was a spy for the Russians, he said, "Tell 'em Jesus Christ only had twelve, and one of them was a double [agent].".