Guy Liddell

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Person.png Guy Liddell Powerbase SpartacusRdf-icon.png
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Guy Liddell.jpg
Born8 November 1892
Died3 December 1958 (Age 66)
A deputy head of MI5 for 6 years"???" contains an extrinsic dash or other characters that are invalid for a date interpretation.

Employment.png Head of Security

In office
1953 - ???
EmployerAtomic Energy Authority
Forced to take early retirement due to suspicion he was a Russian spy.

MI5 crest and logo.png Deputy Director General of MI5

In office
1946 - 15 May 1953
BossPercy Sillitoe
Preceded byOswald Allen Harker
Succeeded byDick White
Forced to take early retirement due to suspicion he was a Russian spy.
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Employment.png Deputy Director of Counter Espionage

In office
October 1931 - ???

Guy Liddell was a Deputy Director General of MI5 for 6 years.

Background

Liddell's mother died when he was a child.[1]

Career

In the 1930's Guy Liddell became the UK's leading expert on subversive Bolshevik activities in Britain. In 1935 he recruited Dick Wright as his private secretary and MI5's thirtieth officer.[1]

Liddell was blamed for not telling US President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the impending attack on Pearl Harbor.

Deputy Director General of MI5

Liddell became Deputy Director General of MI5 in 1946. He left MI5 on (or maybe a few days before) 15 May, 1953.[2] 10 volumes of his diaries are declassified.[citation needed]

Later activities

He was Head of security at the Atomic Energy Authority.

8 November 1892|3 December 1958|


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