#348 | The Cambridge Five Part III | Beer & Betrayal

English Learning for Curious Minds

Mar 9 2023 • 21 mins

The British and Americans were suspicious that there was a mole. They were right; in fact, there were five double agents.

In the final part of this three-part mini-series, we see what happened when the net started closing in, and why some people think that the Cambridge Five got away unpunished.

  • Kim Philby realises their cover is blown
  • Recap of parts one and two
  • The alcoholic downfall of The Cambridge Five
  • Burgess & Maclean’s defection to the USSR
  • The confession of Kim Philby
  • The defection of Kim Philby
  • The life of Burgess & Maclean in the USSR
  • How many double agents were there?
  • Why they got away with it for so long

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cambridge-five-iii


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