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British Government Secret Intelligence and Foreign Policy files

Sourced from the National Archives U.K., this fascinating collection of primary source material enables rich research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations and military history.

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), releated to The Spanish Civil War, The Second World War, The Cold War, and The Korean War.

 

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Watch the video below to discover what lies within this collection

 

"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.

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South Asia Archive

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.
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Cold War Eastern Europe

Gathered by the UK Foreign Office, this resource provides a uniquely comprehensive history of post-Stalinist Europe, documenting every aspect of life throughout the Cold War.
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