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  • David Crook (1910 - 2000)
    David Crook (14 August 1910 – 1 November 2000) was a British-born Communist ideologue, activist and spy, long resident in China. A committed Marxist from 1931, he joined the International Brigades duri...
  • Ian George Peacock (1923 - 2006)
    PEACOCK IAN GEORGE : Service Number - 408240 : Date of birth - 06 Jan 1923 : Place of birth - HOBART TAS : Place of enlistment - HOBART : Next of Kin - PEACOCK P Family name: PEACOCK Given name(s): ...
  • Alter Itzhak Levin (1883 - 1933)
    אלתר לוין - המרגל שחזר מדמשק - מצבות מדברות אלתר יצחק לוין ("אסף הלוי איש ירושלים") נולד באחוזת סטארינקה, ליד הורודישץ', פלך מינסק, רוסיה, כ"ה טבת תרמ"ג (1883), בן יחיד לאביו ר' משה בנדיט (בר אוריין...
  • Marie-Madeleine Fourcade (1909 - 1989)
    Marie-Madeleine Fourcade (11 August 1909 – 20 July 1989) was the leader of the French Resistance network "Alliance", under the code name "Hérisson" ("Hedgehog") after the arrest of its former leader,...

For fictional spies, see Spy fiction‎.

Spies or secrect agents are individuals who obtain information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. The act of spying, or espionage, is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome and, in many cases, illegal and punishable by law. It is a subset of intelligence gathering - which otherwise may be conducted from public sources and using perfectly legal and ethical means.

Notable spies

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