John Masterman

English academic and author (1891-1977)

Sir John Cecil Masterman OBE (12 January 18916 June 1977) was a noted academic, sportsman and author. However, he was best known as chairman of the Twenty Committee, which during World War II ran the Double Cross System, the scheme that controlled double agents in Britain.


  • It was a great game, and exciting and dramatic and even at times tragic - but funny it emphatically was not.
    • Fate Cannot Harm Me (1935), ASIN: B00088F3VU

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