Spy Penetrates Britain's MI5--Until His Own Personality Ousts Him

July 2012
World War II;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p14
The article profiles Dutch double agent Folkert Arie van Koutrik. He was employed by Great Britain's Secret Intellligence Service in 1937 in the Netherlands. He switched sides in 1938 and joined the Germans, working under the code name Walbach. He played a major role in the kidnapping of two British operatives in 1939. It details how the Germans managed to plant van Koutrik inside British intelligence, only to be fired because of his abrasive personality.


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