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    HAROLD PHILBY, THE BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE OFFICIAL TURNED JOURNALIST WHO DISAPPEARED FROM BEIRUT FOUR MONTHS AGO, WAS THE "THIRD MAN" IN THE BURGESS AND MACLEAN CASE.

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    HAROLD PHILBY, THE BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE OFFICIAL TURNED JOURNALIST WHO DISAPPEARED FROM BEIRUT FOUR MONTHS AGO, WAS THE "THIRD MAN" IN THE BURGESS AND MACLEAN CASE.HE WARNED THEM IN TIME TO PERMIT THEIR ESCAPE, AND IS NOW PRESUMED TO BE IN RUSSIA."
    THIS INFORMATION WAS REVEALED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON MONDAY BY THE LORD PRIVY SEAL, MR HEALTH.HE WENT ON TO GIVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE, BEGINNING WITH MACLEAN'S DISAPPEARANCE.WHEN THE LONG-STANDING LEAKAGE OF INFORMATION WAS TRACED TO MACLEAN, IT IS NOW BELIEVED THAT PHILBY WARNED THAT HE WOULD SHORTLY BE UNMASKED.

    PHILBY STRONGLY DENIED THAT HE HAD ACTED IMPROPERLY, OR THAT HE HAD HELPED MACLEAN, AND A LABOUR PARTY CHARGE WAS WITHDRAWN AND APOLOGIES WERE MADE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.IN JULY 1951, PHILBY RESIGNED FROM THE FOREIGN OFFICE, AND WORKED AS A FREELANCE JOURNALIST IN THE MIDDLE EAST CENTRED ON BEIRUT.IT WAS FROM HERE THAT HE VANISHED FOUR MONTHS AGO.LEAVING HIS WIFE AND FAMILY BEHIND.


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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1QCC74F2CL8HHO8S17NJ32A9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1QCC74F2CL8HHO8S17NJ32A9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1955
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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