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Donald Maclean's wife

Donald  Maclean's wife
Donald  Maclean's wife
Donald  Maclean's wife
Donald  Maclean's wife
Donald Maclean's wife
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Donald Duart Maclean ( 25 May 1913 – 6 March 1983) was a British diplomat and member of the Cambridge Five, who acted as spies for the Soviet Union. As an undergraduate, Maclean openly proclaimed his left-wing views, and was recruited into the Russian intelligence service (NKVD). However, he gained entry to the Civil Service by claiming to have foresworn Marxism. In 1938, he was made Third Secretary at the Paris embassy, where he kept the Soviets informed about Anglo-German diplomacy. He then served in Washington, D.C. from 1944 to 1948, achieving promotion to First Secretary. Here he became Moscow's main source of information about US energy policy, greatly helping the Russians to evaluate the relative strength of their own nuclear arsenal. By the time he was appointed head of the American Department in the Foreign Office, Maclean was widely suspected of being a spy, and the Russians persuaded him to defect in 1951. In Moscow, he worked as a specialist on British policy and relations between the Soviet Union and NATO. He was reported to have died there on 6 March 1983.
Photograph details
City Daily Telegraph
Date September 17,1953
Photographer Planter NEws Ltd.
SizeText 10" x 8.2"
Country Switzerland
Year 1953
Month September


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