Dusko Popov

(1912—1981) spy

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(1912–81), Yugoslav-born British double agent, codenamed TRICYCLE, who has been described as ‘a familiar character in marginal cosmopolitan circles; energetic, raffish, charming, plausible, worldly, full of wonderful schemes, so marvellous that he came to believe them himself’ (B. Bruce-Riggs, Intelligence and National Security, April 1992, p. 77).


From The Oxford Companion to World War II in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Second World War.

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