Frederick Voigt

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Frederick Voigt was a British journalist.

Security Service report

A 1935 Security Service CX report on an intercepted letter from Jay Lovestone to Heinrich Brandler stated:

LOVESTONE stated that NELSON is the newspaperman who introduced you (Heinz) to VOIGHT of the Manchester Guardian. LOVESTONE asked for the exact name and address of VOIGHT in Paris.[1]

The report added:

S.I.S. stated that according to their source ROGER B. Nelson is Jay LOVESTONE himself and NELSON is believed to be the name on his forged passport. S.I.S. also stated that mention of VOIGHT of the Manchester Guardian in letter of 24.9.35. (above) is of interest. SIS had nothing referring to this man after a letter 427/UK/1 of 3.8.33, and suggested that it might be of interest to ascertain if he has left Manchester and is living in Paris as correspondent of the "M.G."[2]

World War Two

According to Stephen Dorril, Voigt met Emma Dangerfield during the war:

It was during visits to the School of Slavonic Studies that she met Frederick A. Voight, the editor of The Nineteenth Century and After magazine. A former Guardian foreign correspondent, who had worked for MI6 in the 30s as part of Claude Dansey's Z-network, Voight had travelled extensively through eastern Europe, including to Ukraine, where he had seen at first hand the devastation inflicted by Stalin. Between 1943 and the war's end, under the pseudonym 'Quentin Valey' in the Daily Mail, Voight was the champion of the Serbian collaborator General Dreza Mihailovic. He then became a propagandist in the cause of the Greek government, pushing stories of communist atrocities, violations of women and so on. Thoroughly right-wing, anti-communist and anti-Russian, Voight had friends among all the exile movements in London, and through his introductions Mrs Dangerfield came to know everyone of interest.[3]

External Resources


  1. Heinrich BRANDLER: Austrian, National Archives file KV2/580.
  2. Heinrich BRANDLER: Austrian, National Archives file KV2/580.
  3. MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, by Stephen Dorril, Touchstone, 2002, pp.426-427.