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Great Modern Spy Stories


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A series of sixprogrammes 2: The Atomic Spies bv KEITH DARVILL with René Cutforth as narrator Rina-a-ring-a geranium, A pocketful of uranium, Hiroshima,
All fall down
In the 40s and 50s the most damaging espionage operation to America was mounted by an atomic spy ring feeding information to the Soviets.
Important scientists working at West Coast bases were involved, and in 1953 two ' links - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg - were arrested and electrocuted for ' conspiracy towards espionage.' There is still much doubt as to their guilt.
Klaus Fuchs , described as ' the spy of the century,' was arrested after he had gone to Harwell, the English atomic base. and was sentenced to 14 years for high treason. If Russia had not been our ally, his sentence would have been death like the Rosenbergs. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Ethel Rosenberg
Unknown: Klaus Fuchs
Producer: Maurice Leitch

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Great Modern Spy Stories

BBC Radio 4 FM, 12 July 1973 20.00

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