From British daily The Independent:
The publication of a letter purporting to be from Soviet officials four days before the 1924 general election helped to sweep Ramsay MacDonald‘s government from power.
But the correspondence mobilising “sympathetic forces” in Labour was later found to be a fake.
Now a new official history, based on access to closed intelligence files, suggests the document was a “dirty tricks” operation by the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), overseen by Major Desmond Morton.
In the early years of the Second World War, he was a trusted fixer within the inner circle of Churchill’s bunker.
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