Anthony Blunt, a former officer for the UK Security Service MI5, spied for the KGB during the war. His treachery was discovered in 1964, but was not revealed publicly until 1979. Photo: Alamy

Former UK PM Alec Douglas-Home was kept in dark about KGB spy Anthony Blunt so as ‘not to add to his burden’

Declassified 1979 documents describe why the treachery of Blunt, a former MI5 officer and aide to Queen Elizabeth, was kept quiet while the UK government was already reeling from the unmasking of the so-called ‘Cambridge Spy Ring’

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Anthony Blunt, a former officer for the UK Security Service MI5, spied for the KGB during the war. His treachery was discovered in 1964, but was not revealed publicly until 1979. Photo: Alamy
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