Postwar 1945-present

Many postwar records held at The National Archives are still so secret they are not open to the public. Read Cold War reports from behind the Iron Curtain, the complex discussions that led to independence for Britain’s colonies and even documents concerning UFOs.

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Bound for Britain

Experiences of immigration to the UK
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Civil Rights in America

Follow the progress of the struggle through the archives
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Cold War

What was the British government anxious about during the Cold War?
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Fifties Britain

Never so good? Or too good to be true?
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Independent research

Do you need help with your independent research?
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Sixties Britain

A social and cultural revolution?
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World Cup 1966

Did England rig the result?