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The scandalous case of John Vassall

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£5

In 1962, while working as a clerk in the British Embassy in Moscow, homosexual civil servant John Vassall was caught in a ‘honey trap’ sprung by the Soviet Secret Service. He was blackmailed into passing secrets to the Soviet Union and as a result sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for espionage.

Contemporary records specialist Mark Dunton delves deeper into this scandal – one of a series that rocked the Macmillan government in the early 1960s, feeding into a national obsession with spy culture at the time.

Friends of the National Archive get a discount to £4 for their ticket.

Details

Date:
April 25
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£5
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-scandalous-case-of-john-vassall-tickets-56108785889?aff=ebapi

Venue

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
Phone:
020 8876 3444
Website:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk