Great Britain: Miss Mary Doesn't Answer Any More

With his Savile Row suits and ingratiating manner, spare, handsome William John Christopher Vassall liked to move about Britain's nicer resorts, impressing elderly ladies and retired colonels as an outwardly gay blade who was really some sort of secret agent. Trouble was, nobody realized just how gay he was—or, for that matter, how secret. Last week Vassall, 38. was convicted in London's Old Bailey of passing British Admiralty secrets to the Russians for six years, rather than risk exposure as a homosexual.

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