|Title||:||The Petrov Affair: Politics and Espionage|
|Publisher||:||Pergamon 1st Printing edition January 1, 1987|
|Number of Pages||:||324 pages|
|File Size||:||568 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Petrov Affair: Politics and Espionage Reviews
This work is an important source on Australia's security intelligence as it underlines the progressive left's approach to the subject of Communist infiltration and the treason committed in the name of progress. The book is now seriously out of date with little information from official files and VENONA being used by the author due to their unavailability at the time of writing. This makes the analysis and findings of the book unusable for any modern analysis of the subject other than in providing an insight into Australian academic rigour when dealing with this subject.
In 1954 the Australian Labour Party seemed poised for electoral victory. Just before the election the senior KGB officer in the Soviet Embassy defected to Australian authorities. A short time after his defection armed Soviet Body Guards tried to take his wife back to Russia but were stopped from doing so at the Darwin airport. Photos of a distressed Mrs Petrov being dragged across the airport tarmac by two Soviet Goons hit the front pages of all major newspapers.