Foreign News: Communist Comes Clean

The whole affair was very British. Sandy-haired Malcolm W. McGrath at 36 was a dependable member of the British civil service, climbing from second in command of the Admiralty's South African arms depot in World War II to his high job as senior armaments officer at the Admiralty's main base at Bath. In his private life, in tweed jacket and corduroy slacks at his trailer home outside Bath, McGrath made a kind of progression too: from Socialism to Communism, and to Linguaphone records to learn Russian. Then he got worried about his double life: "I felt I was in a false...