Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War for our readers
Added: 2018-01-25 12:09:00

Dear Readers, 

from 24 January to 25 February, the National Library users will have free access to the newest online database Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War.The database is provided by the international publishing company Taylor and Francis Group

Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War: Intelligence, Strategy and Diplomacy provides access to British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files from 1873 to 1953, with the majority of files dating from the 1930s and 1940s. Spanning four key twentieth century conflicts, with a spotlight on the Second World War, 17 000 files sourced from The National Archives, U.K., enables rich research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the period of Appeasement, through the Second World War, and into the early Cold War.

The range of documents - from signals intelligence reports to government-directed policy and strategy - will support teaching and research from the period of Appeasement right through to the early Cold War.

The material, sourced from The National Archives U.K., enables rich research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the period of Appeasement, through the Second World War, and into the early Cold War. At the heart of this resource are the files of the Permanent Undersecretary's Department (PUSD) and these files document intelligence activities and their influence on foreign policy from 1873 to 1951, providing new insights into key moments of twentieth-century history. 

 

All of the material was selected through consultation with the Editorial Board members. Key functionality of the resource includes fully OCR'd documents with browsing and filter options by: Series, Conflict, Theme, Time Period, Regions, Document Types, and Organisations.

Click on the blue links to see full materials.

For more information ask at the Marjory and Oliver Wardrop Anglo-American Reading Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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