топик Blake, George, b.1922
Born in Holland, he was a famous traitor and Russian spy. During the Second World War, he was a member of the Dutch resistance until he escaped to England, joined the Navy and changed his name to Blake. He joined the intelligence services and was captured in Korea while serving in the British Embassy in Seoul. Blake was released in 1953 but had been secretly converted to communism while a prisoner.
He then served as an agent for MI 6 and as a double agent for the Russians, first in Berlin and later in Britain. In 1960 he was arrested and sentenced in 1961 to no less than forty two years in prison. But in 1967, helped by a released fellow — prisoner, he made a daring escape from Wor m wood Scrubs prison and was smuggled out to Moscow by the Russians.