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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Albania Operation - The CIA's attempt to subvert Albania's communist government in the early 1950s.



BBC Radio 4  - still available - The Albania Operation

"As part of Radio 4's Cold War season, Document unearths new evidence from key moments in the 1940s and 1950s. In the first edition of the series, Gordon Corera re-examines the CIA's attempt to subvert Albania's communist government in the early 1950s. The failure of the operation has been blamed for decades on the Soviet spy Kim Philby. But with the help of new evidence provided by historian Steve Long, Gordon investigates whether this story really stands up. And he asks why, at the height of the Cold War, the CIA was secretly meeting agents of a communist power".

With: Steve Long, Beatrice Heuser, Rory Cormac, Albert Lulushi. PRODUCER: Phil Tinline.

See also, my posting - Researching Corfu and Albania in Washington's National Archives

and On Kim Philby, Albania, Operation Valuable, 1949



Earlier: Cold War in Corfu, Historynet (14 March 2017) - "Was a British Royal Navy flotilla making an ‘innocent passage’ or provoking a paranoid Albanian dictator in late October 1946?"

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