Desmond Morton

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Person.png Desmond Morton   SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(spook, deep politician)
Desmond Morton.jpg
Born13 November 1891
Hyde Park Gate, London
Died31 July 1971 (Age 79)
NationalityUK
Alma materEton, Royal Military Academy Woolwich
An almost unknown and yet crucial British spymaster in the first half of the 20th century.

Major Sir Desmond Morton KCB CMG MC was a UK spymaster.

Official Narrative

Desmond Morton has a wikipedia page, but as of 2015, it was surprisingly thin.

Background

He was educated at Eton and fellow students included Stewart Menzies, Julian Grenfell and Osbert Sitwell.

Career

Historian John Simkin has published a highly informative page on Morton's activities up to WW2.[1]

WW2

In 1939, he became the Principal Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Warfare. John Ainsworth-Davis's book Op. JB portrays Morton as the leader of an ultra-secret "M-section" of Naval intelligence. It emphasises his closeness to Churchill (Morton is acknowledged to have become Winston Churchill's Personal Assistant in 1940) writing that his MO was "deception and double-dealing".

Post WW2

Morton served on the UN's Economic Survey Mission for the Middle East in 1949, and served in the Ministry of Civil Aviation from 1950 to 1953.

13 November 1891|31 July 1971|


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