Civil servant recruits Oxford spies

first_imgA newly discovered KGB document has revealed that a distinguished former civil servant masterminded a network of communist spies at Oxford.Arthur Wynn, also known as “Agent Scott”married an Oxford student in 1938 and began to recruit agents during and after the war. His job was to identify young students who would become part of the British establishment to spy for the Russian government. He recruited dozens of young communists, but the exact number is unknown.His existence was revealed in 1992 with the approval of the Russian intelligence services, but they refused to divulge his name until now.The Times have said that the revelation of Wynn’s identity means that “one of the oddest mysteries in espionage history has finally been resolved.”last_img read more

"Civil servant recruits Oxford spies"