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On This Day In Photos: Anthony Blunt Is Named As The Fourth Man

ON this Day in Photos: November 16 1979 – Anthony Blunt is finally revealed as ‘fourth man’ in the Cambridge spy ring.

Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher revealed that Blunt had confessed in 1964 but had been granted immunity from prosecution. Why? Well, secrets, dear boy, secrets. Blunt said then Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home had arranged the deal. But he was just the front. The spy’s modus vivendi is to reveal little. The truth comes in drips. Di the British spooks already know what Bunt was up to?

This went to the top of British society, a scandal involving the true power behind the brand: civil servants and the Royal Family. Blunt had worked for MI5. He was “art adviser” to the Queen.

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Posted: 16th, November 2011 | In: Flashback | Comment