Talk:Guy Burgess

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Novel, spycraft[edit]

He was in ROLD novelizaiton.


His Soviet cryptonym was Hicks. C 08:41, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Personal life[edit]

Does his sexual preference need to be included in the leader? Obviously he has been subsequently celebrated as one of the homosexual members of the C5, but is it so important as to warrant inclusion in the first paragraph?Cravenmonket 01:12, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it is important to include this information because it meant that he was a member of a corrupt clique and was open to blackmail.Miletus (talk) 21:35, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
This was not in the introduction, but rather, "in the memories of his peers" section, but I removed it:
"Brian confided me that his equipment was gargantuan - <<What is known as a whopper, my dear>>, which might account for his success in certain ambiguous quarters"
It was a poorly sourced quote of a quote. He was a homosexual, but that sort of material is not encyclopedic content. --FeralOink (talk) 18:24, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Moonlit flight[edit]

(flit: clarification)

After he was unmasked as a double agent, Burgess moved to Moscow on a moonlit flight with Donald Maclean this should read 'Moonlight-Flit'. Meaning that they ran away in the night. (flit is past tense of fly), meaning that they furtively left their lodgings, during the night, with all bills and accounts unpaid. ie swindlers.Miletus (talk) 21:35, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

What's a moonlit flight? Any relation to a moonlight flit? Why not just say he escaped or fled to Moscow or some such? Flapdragon 13:37, 4 June 2007 (UTC) see above.Miletus (talk) 21:35, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

references[edit]

This article needs some inline references to specific sources. DGG (talk) 20:55, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

i'm not sure that it does need additional references. This man was a shocking and disreputable traitor. If he had committed that same acts in the Soviet Union, he would have been brought before a firing squad. There is no excuse available to him and there are no words to excuse the moral bankruptcy of this clique which also exists in oxford university, as well as cambridge, even to this day.Miletus (talk) 21:33, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Miletus (talk) 21:35, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Burgess vs. James Callaghan[edit]

If there was a Plymouth Vs. Portsmouth competition on who ruined Britain the most, who would win? Even if Burgess is no match, I already feel proud to be born in Plymouth.--82.134.28.194 (talk) 11:08, 21 September 2010 (UTC)