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George Bailey Papers, ca. early 2000s.
Bernath Mss 140LOCAL
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George Bailey Papers, ca. early 2000s


Bailey, George, 1919-, creator


Online Archive of California


Copy of unpublished typescript by liaison officer and journalist Bailey, entitled False Dawn: Liaison Officer to the Red Army. This manuscript appears to be an English version of Bailey's book Verbindungsmann, published posthumously in German. Collection also includes a biographical sketch from Bayard Stockton, and two books by Bailey - Germans and Verbindungsmann - which have been cataloged separately.


200u (issued)


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Bailey, George -- 1991- -- Archives
Cold War


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George Bailey was born in 1919 in Chicago. He graduated from Columbia University and Magdalen College, Oxford. After attending the U.S. Army officers' liaison school in Paris in the winter of 1944-1945, he spent two months with the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) at the time of the German surrender, during which he served as an interpreter in Russian and German. He then moved on to Czechoslovakia as the liaison officer with the occupying Red Army. He was recruited as a civilian contract employee of the CIA in 1951 and worked for them for three years in Berlin. He was a correspondent for ABC Radio News and The Reporter (of which he was Executive Editor) for twelve years. He served as coordinating editor of Kontinent magazine and was the director of Radio Liberty from 1982 to 1985. He was author of several books including Germans: Biography of an Obsession (1972), The Making of Andrei Sakharov (1988), Galileo's Children: Science, Sakharov, and the Power of the State (1990), Battleground Berlin: CIA vs KGB in the Cold War (1997), and Verbindungsmann: ein Leben zwischen Ost und West (2002). Bailey died in 2001.
Gift of Bayard Stockton, 2005.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], George Bailey Papers. Bernath Mss 140. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.



Physical Description:

.4 linear ft.






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Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.