Everybody loves the daring and intrigue surrounding spies and George Blake, born in the Netherlands in 1922, started his brilliant spy career in the middle of World War II. It was in 1950 that he was sent as a British agent to Seoul  and was captured there by North Korean troops. He was held captive for 3 years. George Blake began his spying career during World War II. In 1950, he was sent to Seoul as a British agent but was soon captured by North Korean troops and held captive for three years. This mastermind spy became a communist, switching sides and betraying scores of British agents to the KGB, claiming to be doing God’s work on earth  He was released in 1953, returning to Britain as a hero and as a double agent.

George Blake

He gave details of over 40 MI6 agents to the Soviets such as Hans Mohring and Bernd-Rainer Barth, a German historian. In 1961, his espionage activities got him 42 years in prison. He escaped however, fleeing to Moscow where he lives. It is believed he has handed over thousands of top-secret documents to Moscow. Aged 92, and regarded as a hero by Putin, the findings of his spy activities are now presented in a film called ‘Masterspy of Moscow’.


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