Harry Sporborg

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Person.png Harry Sporborg
(spook, lawyer, financier, deep politician)
Born 1905
Died 1985 (Age 80)
Member of Shield
Spook alleged to have envisaged Operation Gladio.
Harry Sporborg was deputy head of the Special Operations Executive under Colin Gubbins during World War Two.[1] He is not widely known, but as it is alleged that he came up with the idea later known as Operation Gladio, he was may well have been a key member of the European Deep State.

Career

He was a partner in Slaughter and May from 1935-1946. He was reportedly "decorated by four governments for his war time services".[2]

Harry Sporborg was a lawyer in London who became vice-chief of SOE during World War II, working alongside Sir Charles Hambro. It has been suggested that he envisaged the "stay-behind" units which were to be realised as Operation Gladio.[3]

Later activities

Later he was a long-serving director of Hambros Bank.[4]

In 1953, Harry Sporborg (together with Airey Neave) was reportedly one of the founding trustees of the (former SOE volunteer) Sue Ryder's eponymous charity.[5]

External Resources

References

  1. MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, by Stephen Dorril, Touchstone, 2002, p.31.
  2. Slaughter and May: A Century in the City By Laurie Dennett
  3. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/exercise_waterland_etc_1989_deta
  4. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11353612/Christopher-Sporborg-banker-obituary.html
  5. http://hildamurrell.org/2012/11/12/early-day-motion-tabled-in-house-of-commons-uk/