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Alan Hare; Soldier-Spy, Financial Times Executive

April 19, 1995

Alan Hare, 76, a distinguished soldier-spy who later turned Britain's Financial Times into a leading international business newspaper. Hare operated in Albania during World War II and spent one winter sharing a cave with the country's future Communist leader, Enver Hoxha. Hare lost several toes and was awarded Great Britain's Military Cross. After the war, he worked as a free-lance journalist before joining the Secret Intelligence Service in 1948. He was posted to Athens at the peak of the Greek civil war. In Tehran, he was involved in returning the shah of Iran to power after the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh. He left intelligence in 1961, joined the Financial Times and rose through management positions, serving as chairman from 1978 until his retirement in 1984. In London on April 10.

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