| Desmond Morton |
(spook, deep politician)
|Born||13 November 1891|
Hyde Park Gate, London
|Died||31 July 1971 (Age 79)|
|Alma mater||Eton, Royal Military Academy Woolwich|
An almost unknown and yet crucial British spymaster in the first half of the 20th century.
Major Sir Desmond Morton KCB CMG MC was a UK spymaster.
Desmond Morton has a wikipedia page, but as of 2015, it was surprisingly thin.
In 1939, he became the Principal Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Warfare. John Ainsworth-Davis's book Op. JB portrays Morton as the leader of an ultra-secret "M-section" of Naval intelligence. It emphasises his closeness to Churchill (Morton is acknowledged to have become Winston Churchill's Personal Assistant in 1940) writing that his MO was "deception and double-dealing".