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The Mutual Lies, Deception And Defection Of Three Members Of The Infamous Cambridge Five Spy Ring, Which Passed Secret Information From British Intelligence To The Soviet Union: Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, And Kim Philby, Portrayed By Anthony Bate As Philby, Derek Jacobi As Burgess And Michael Culver As Maclean In This Celebrated 1977 Docudrama, 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! (Color, 1 Hour 23 Minutes.) #PhilbyBurgessAndMaclean #Anthon Bate #DerekJacobi #MichaelCulver #CambridgeSpyRing #CambridgeFive #Cambridge5 #Cambridge4 #CambridgeFour #Spies #SovietSpies #DonaldMaclean #GuyBurgess #KimPhilby #Diplomats #Spies #Espionage #ColdWar #CommunistPartyOfGreatBritain #CPGB #MI5 #ForeignOffice #SovietUnion #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
The Cambridge Spy Ring was a 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. None of the known members were ever prosecuted for spying. The number and membership of the ring emerged slowly, from the 1950s onwards. The general public first became aware of the conspiracy after the sudden flight of Donald Maclean (cryptonym: Homer) and Guy Burgess (cryptonym: Hicks) to the Soviet Union in 1951. Suspicion immediately fell on Harold "Kim" Philby (cryptonyms: Sonny, Stanley), who eventually fled the country in 1963. Following Philby's flight, British intelligence obtained confessions from Anthony Blunt (cryptonyms: Tony, Johnson) and then John Cairncross (cryptonym: Liszt), who have come to be seen as the last two of a group of five. Their involvement was kept secret for many years: until 1979 for Blunt, and 1990 for Cairncross. The moniker Cambridge Four evolved to become the Cambridge Five after Cairncross was added. The term "Cambridge" refers to the recruitment of the group during their education at the University of Cambridge in the 1930s. Debate surrounds the exact timing of their recruitment by Soviet intelligence. Blunt claimed that they were not recruited as agents until after they had graduated. A Fellow of Trinity College, Blunt was several years older than Burgess, Maclean, and Philby; he acted as a talent-spotter and recruiter. All of the five were convinced that the Marxism-Leninism of Soviet Communism was the best available political system, and especially the best defence against the rise of fascism. All pursued successful careers in branches of the British government. They passed large amounts of intelligence to the Soviet Union, so much so that the KGB became suspicious that at least some of it was false. Perhaps as important as the intelligence they passed was the demoralizing effect to the British Establishment of their slow unmasking, and the mistrust in British security this caused in the United States. Many others have also been accused of membership in the Cambridge ring. Blunt and Burgess were both members of the Cambridge Apostles, an exclusive secret society at Cambridge University. Other Apostles accused of having spied for the Soviets include Michael Straight and Guy Liddell.