The scandalous case of John Vassall

The scandalous case of John Vassall

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 25th Apr 2019

In 1962, while working as a clerk in the British Embassy in Moscow, homosexual civil servant John Vassall was caught in a ‘honey trap’ sprung by the Soviet Secret Service. He was blackmailed into passing secrets to the Soviet Union and as a result sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for espionage.

Our contemporary records specialist Mark Dunton delves deeper into this scandal - one of a series that rocked the Macmillan government in the early 1960s, feeding into a national obsession with spy culture at the time.

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2019-04-25 2019-04-25 Europe/London The scandalous case of John Vassall Our contemporary records specialist Mark Dunton delves deeper into this scandal - one of a series that rocked the Macmillan government in the early 1960s, feeding into a national obsession with spy culture at the time. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/04/25/the-scandalous-case-of-john-vassall-194977 The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London

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