Spy Web: International Espionage (1999): S02E02 – The Atomic Spy Rings


A 1999 history documentary series about spying and intelligence-gathering hosted by Stan Watt.


During World War II the Soviet government operated a large spy ring that sought atomic secrets in Great Britain, Canada and USA. The success of this operation enabled the Russians to explode an atomic bomb several years earlier than believed possible. Not until the US ‘Venona’ code-cracking breakthrough was the full extent of the Soviet penetration revealed.

Spy Web: International Espionage Series

You can find a full index of Spy Web: International Espionage here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Distributor(s): History Channel.
  • Release Date: 1999.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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