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Hamish MacGibbon

Hamish MacGibbon is a director of the publishing house James & James.

Diary: My Father the Spy

Hamish MacGibbon, 16 June 2011

Immediately after the declaration of war in September 1939, my father, James MacGibbon, volunteered to join the Royal Fusiliers and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Openly a Communist, he was disobeying the Party line (the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact had decreed it a ‘capitalist war’), but James was not in any doubt. He wanted to serve in the front line but because he spoke...

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