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Ian Colvin

Ian Colvin was a journalist and an author. As a journalist he began his career on the News Chronicle in Berlin, from where he was expelled by the Nazis in 1939. 'Ian Colvin,' wrote Churchill in The Gathering Storm, 'delved deeply into German Affairs and maintained contacts of a secret nature with the German Generals.' During the 1950's and 1960's Colvin worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East for the Daily Telegraph. At the time of his death in 1975, he was the Telegraph's chief leader writer and roving foreign correspondent. Beside The Unknown Courier his other books include Chief of Intelligence, Vansittart in Office and The Chamberlain Cabinet.