British Government Secret Intelligence and Foreign Policy files
Explore this fascinating collection of files spanning four key twentieth century conflicts. Sourced from the National Archives U.K., this material enables rich research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations and military history associated with:
• The Spanish Civil War • The Second World War • The Cold War • The Korean War
Files date from 1873 to 1953 and include cabinet office papers, daily signals intelligence reports and the files of the Permanent Undersecretary's Department (PUSD), which allow insight into liaison between the Foreign Office and the British intelligence Establishment. These documents provide new insights into key moments of twentieth century history.
Here you can view a full list of events and themes covered, as well as information on the editorial board and how the resource supports learning and librarians.
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"Secret intelligence has long been regarded as the 'missing dimension' of international relations. However, thanks to the Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War project, Britain's spies, security agents, codebreakers and deceptioneers are no longer missing in action"
Denis Smyth, University of Toronto, Canada.
Explore the social, economic, political and cultural affairs of Britain throughout the Second World War, and get a full picture of the impact of modern warfare on civilian life.
Originally collected with the objective of preserving Indian cultural heritage, these documents span 1700-1953, and include digitized books and journals, acts and legislations, and census records.