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  • James Montgomery Gilchrist, Junior (c.1914 - d.)
    United States Military Attache to the US Embassy in Australia when a body of a man was found upon Somerton Beach in Adelaide, South Australia on the moring of 1/12/1948, known as the Somerton Man myste...
  • Robert Victor Hemblys-Scales (deceased)
    MI5 Station Chief in Canberra Australia at the time that an unidentified body was found upon a beach in Somerton South Australia on the morning of the 1/12/1948, known as the Somerton Man mystery. Some...
  • Ivan Petrovich Liprandi (1790 - 1880)
    Ива́н Петро́вич Липра́нди (17 (28) июля 1790 — 9 (21) мая 1880) — российский военный и государственный деятель, военный историк. Генерал-майор Русской императорской армии. Деятель тайной полиции. Автор...
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    Frontiersman Samuel Dale of Alabama (1772 - 1841)
    Samuel Dale (1772 – May 24, 1841), known as the "Daniel Boone of Alabama", was an American frontiersman, trader, miller, hunter, scout, courier, soldier, spy, army officer, and politician, who fought...
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    Claire Maybelle Phillips (1907 - 1960)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Mar 31 2019, 20:34:52 UTC Per Wikipedia: In the 1930s, she worked in night clubs in the northwest U.S. and later joined a musical stock company that tour...

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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