Discover a fascinating story of spies, state secrets and the Soviet Union.
Members of the Portland Spy ring, a notorious espionage case active at the height of the Cold War in the late 1950s to 1961, Harry Houghton and Ethel ‘Bunty’ Gee were far from archetypal spies.
As part of a larger chain of agents, they were responsible for passing British intelligence to the Soviet Union via an underground trail from Dorset to London.
In this illustrated talk, Principal Contemporary Records Specialist Mark Dunton draws on rich material from the files of the Security Service in order to tell this scandalous story of the fates of two unlikely spies.
The talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams and will last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
Free, donations encouraged
Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk
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