The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Setting & Symbolism

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The Circus

The Circus is the name given to the headquarters of British intelligence in London.

Abteilung

The Abteilung is the name for the East German intelligence agency.

East Berlin

After the division of Germany after World War II, the east side of Berlin becomes Communist territory.

West Berlin

After the division of Germany after World War II, West Berlin becomes Democratic territory.

Vopo

Vopo is the term used for the East German border guards.

Banking

After Leamas returns from West Berlin, he is put in the Banking Section of the British intelligence agency in order to have the proper cover story for his mission to pretend to defect.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is the code name given to a banking operation. In this operation, Leamas brings large amounts of cash to banks in Scandinavia and deposits them using false passports and signatures. Then the secret agent would...

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