Intrepid's Last Secrets
Cast of characters
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William (Bill) Stephenson in New York where he and his American wife Mary lived for a time after World War II.
Lord Lothian, (Philip Kerr) the British Ambassador to the US in 1940 when Stephenson arrived in Manhattan.
American historian Carroll Quigley wrote about largely unrecorded history in two of his books.
Former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. Thought there was a covert 'savant group' he was somewhat wary of.
J.W. Dafoe, the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press.
In 1949, Quigley wrote that Dafoe's Free Press was one paper that "frequently shown knowledge of the existence of the Milner Group." Intrepid's Last Secrets p. 77
Sir William Wiseman
Allan Nunn May
Grave site of Igor Gouzenko
A visit from Washington
From left: the author, the late staff historian of the CIA Tom Troy and Washington lawyer Jonathan Cuneo at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Cuneo's father Ernest Cuneo was a liaison between Bill Stephenson and Franklin Roosevelt during World War II. His Mom, Margret Watson, a Winnipegger, worked for Stephenson and met his Dad during the war.
Downtown Whitby to get statue of Camp X founder
Sir William Stephenson
An eye-catching, life-sized bronze statue of Sir William Stephenson, who founded and was in charge of Whitby’s Camp X during the Second World War, has been approved at the committee level by town council. It passed at council on Oct. 28. It is planned in Ontario, Whitby, Ajax area-near the former Camp X.
"But the leaders of the new order did not reckon with the indomitable courage of the individual. The urge towards freedom is irrepressible. Multiplied many times, it generates a force that cannot be measured...Many times in the past it has slowed the onslaught of a tyrant and helped bring about his downfall. Tolstoy in War and Peace referred to it as the mysterious force of X.
I was priviliged in World War II to have played a role in helping this force to be generated and brought into play."
(The True Intrepid p. 151, Intrepid's Last Secrets p. 354 - 356)
The Stephenson Statue was completed in 2021 in Whitby Ontario.
The sculptor, Ruth Abernathy reading here from the book
'The True Intrepid'.
That book is never mentioned in the documentary.
Ruth simply learns from "a book."
Thanks Whitby !