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Old 01-03-2015, 11:10 PM   #50
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Life of Victor, Third Baron..

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Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild,3rd Baron Rothschild Bt, GBE, GM, FRS (31 October 1910 – 20 March 1990) was a biologist by training, a cricketer and a member of the prominent Rothschild family..Victor was the only son of Charles Rothschild and Rozsika Rothschild (née Edle von Wertheimstein).. He had 3 sisters.. Victor was educated at Harrow School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Physiology, French and English.. He played first-class cricket for the University and Northamptonshire.. At Cambridge he was known for his playboy lifestyle, driving a Bugatti and collecting art and rare books..He appears several times in the book Spycatcher written by Peter Wright, who he hoped would clear the air over suspicions about his wartime role.. He was still able to enter the premises of MI5 as a former employee.. He was aware of suspicions that there was a "Mole" in MI5 but he felt himself to be above suspicion.. While Edward Heath was Prime Minister he was a frequent visitor to Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence. Throughout his life he was a valued adviser on intelligence and science to both Conservative and Labour Governments..At the end of his career, he joined the family bank as chairman in an effort to quell the feuding between factions led by two of his younger relatives...

At Trinity, Rothschild joined the Cambridge Apostles, a secret society, which at that time was predominantly Marxist, though he "was mildly left-wing but never a Marxist".. There he became friends with the future Soviet spies Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt, who were also members, and Kim P hilby—not a member—who became the most important Soviet spy in Britain. Rothschild gave Blunt £100 to purchase "Eliezer and Rebecca" by Nicolas Poussin.. The painting was sold by Blunt's executors in 1985 for £100,000 (totalling £192,500 with tax remission) and is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum.. His flat in London was shared with Burgess and Blunt.. This later aroused suspicion that he was the so-called Fifth Man in the Cambridge Spy Ring.. Rothschild inherited his title at the age of 26 following the death of his uncle Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild on 27 August 1937, and sat as a Labour Party peer in the House of Lords..Rothschild was recruited to work for MI5 during World War II in roles including bomb disposal, disinformation and espionage, winning the George Medal for "dangerous work in hazardous circumstances"..He was the head of B1C, the "explosives and sabotage section", and worked on identifying where Britain's war effort was vulnerable to sabotage and counter German sabotage attempts.. This included personally dismantling examples of German booby traps and disguised explosives..After the war, he joined the zoology department at Cambridge University from 1950 to 70.. He served as chairman of the Agricultural Research Council from 48 to 58 and as worldwide head of research at Royal Dutch/Shell from 63 to 70.. He continued to work in security as an adviser to Margaret Thatcher..Despite being an opposition Labour party peer, in 87, during the Thatcher Government, Victor played a role in the sacking of BBC Director General Alasdair Milne, who had backed the programmes 'Secret Society', 'Real Lives', and 'Panorama: Maggie's Militant Tendency' which had angered the Thatcher government..

Eliezer and Rebecca at the Well -The picture was painted for the banker Jean Pointel, a great connoisseur and friend of Poussin's, in 1648..

According to the account in the Book of Genesis, Rebecca was the wife of Isaac and the sister of Laban, who would later become the father of Rachel and Leah, two of the wives of Rebecca's son Jacob..The news of her birth was told to her great-uncle Abraham after he returned from Akeidat Yitzchak (the Binding of Isaac), the episode in which Abraham was told by God to bring Isaac as a sacrifice on a mountain..Eliezer ( אֱלִיעֶזֶר, "Help/Court of my God") was the name of at least 3 different individuals in the Bible..Eliezer of Damascus (Hebrew: דַּמֶּשֶׂק אֱלִיעֶזֶר,) was, according to the Targums, the son of Nimrod.. Eliezer was head of the patriarch Abraham's household, as mentioned in the Book of Genesis (15:2)..The name of the (other) son was Eliezer, because 'My father's God (Elohei Avi) was my helper (Bi'ezeri), rescuing me from Pharaoh's sword..A prophet called Eliezer, son of Dodavah, rebuked King Jehosophat for aligning himself with Ahaziah, the King of Israel. He and Ahaziah built ships in Ezion Geber which were to sail to Tarshish for trade..According to 2 Chronicles (20:37), the ships sank due to his not relying on the Lord..

Marmaduke James Hussey, Lord Hussey of North Bradley (29 August 1923 – 27 December 2006), known as Duke Hussey was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Oxford.. He served in the Grenadier Guards in World War II and was severely injured at Anzio, having to have a leg amputated as a POW, which resulted in his repatriation..The Mitrokhin Archive is a collection of handwritten notes made secretly by KGB Major Vasili Mitrokhin during his 30 years as a KGB archivist in the foreign intelligence service and the First Chief Directorate..Notes in the Mitrokhin Archive claim that more than half of the Soviet Union's weapons are based on US designs, that the KGB tapped Henry Kissinger's telephone when he was US Secretary of State, and had spies in place in almost all US defense contractor facilities.. In France, some 35 senior politicians were alleged to have worked for the KGB during the Cold War.. In West Germany, the KGB was said to have infiltrated the major political parties, the judiciary, and the police.. Large-scale sabotage preparations were supposedly made against the US, Canada and elsewhere in case of war, including hidden weapons caches; several have been removed or destroyed by police per Mitrokhin's information..In July 2014, the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College released Mitrokhin's edited Russian-language notes for public research; the archives are the largest openly available KGB data trove..The former Indian counter-terrorism chief, Bahukutumbi Raman, pointed out that Mitrokhin did not bring either the original documents or photocopies..He brought handwritten/typed notes of the contents of the documents..Raman commented that "their interest seems to have been only in the publication of a book on the misdeeds of the KGB", going so far as to suggest that "The Mitrokhin notes and the 2 books based on it written by Andrew are part of the MI-6's psywar against Russia"... of Psychoneuroses by Conditioned Reflex Under Stress was timed to start at 2.25..You started at 2.35..And we still have to find Radcliffe...

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