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Burgess, Guy Francis de Moncy (Guy)

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Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Diplomat, Spies

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1911 - Born on April 16th in Davenport, England. British diplomat and spy.

         - He proved to be one of the Soviet Union's best spies at the beginning of the Cold War.

1936 - He worked with the BBC.

1939 - Burgess joined the British Intelligence Service.

         - He wrote war propaganda.

1941 - He re-joined BBC while working for M15.

1946 - The British Foreign Office hired him for their Embassy in Washington, DC, where he moved in with Philby, who by then was First Secretary at the British Embassy.

1950 - He was a member of the Foreign Office, and second secretary under Philby in Washington.

1951 - Philby learned from Anthony Blunt that Donald Maclean was about to be arrested as a spy, so he sent Burgess back to London to warn Maclean to escape to Russia and to accompany him there.

         - Recalled for ‘serious misconduct’, he and Maclean disappeared, re-emerging in the Soviet Union.

1963 - Miserable at having to live inside a puritanical state, Burgess drank himself to death on August 30th in Moscow.

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