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Paris Peace Conference and beyond, 1919-1939

9 Volumes, 113 Documents (51,278 Pages)
The Paris Peace Conference was a meeting of Allied diplomats that took place in the aftermath of the First World...
The Paris Peace Conference was a meeting of Allied diplomats that took place in the aftermath of the First World War. Its purpose was to impose peace terms on the vanquished Central Powers and establish a new international order.This collection contains archival material relating to this tumultuous period in European and world history. The documents cover the treaties of Versailles,...

Apartheid through the eyes of South African political parties, 1948-1994

4 Volumes, 33 Documents (7,499 Pages)
Apartheid was a system of white minority rule that prevailed in South Africa for much of the 20th century. This...
Apartheid was a system of white minority rule that prevailed in South Africa for much of the 20th century. This collection contains various materials published by political parties on both sides of the racial and ideological divide. The bulk of the documents are drawn from the archives of the main opposition movement, the African National Congress (ANC). The main party...

Prosecuting the Holocaust: British Investigations into Nazi War Crimes

8 Volumes, 144 Documents (180,875 Pages)
During the Second World War, the Nazi state was responsible for the systematic enslavement and extermination of millions of Jews....
During the Second World War, the Nazi state was responsible for the systematic enslavement and extermination of millions of Jews. Other groups, such as Russian prisoners of war, Slavs, Romani, homosexuals, the disabled, and political opponents of the regime were also targeted. After Germany's surrender, Allied forces established a series of military tribunals, known as the Nuremberg Trials, to bring...

International relations between Britain and America, 1796-1848

9 Volumes, 40 Documents (8,722 Pages)
Sir Charles Vaughan (1774-1849) was a career diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the United States during the period...
Sir Charles Vaughan (1774-1849) was a career diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the United States during the period 1825-1835. This collection contains Vaughan's personal and professional papers from before, during, and after his time in Washington. The papers shed light on a number of important subjects and events, from transatlantic trade and the question of the North East...

Secrecy, sabotage, and aiding the resistance: how Anglo-American co-operation shaped World War Two

11 Volumes, 222 Documents (59,215 Pages)
When the British and American security services went to war together, their targets included morale, supplies and governments. Sabotage training...
When the British and American security services went to war together, their targets included morale, supplies and governments. Sabotage training and supplying rebels in occupied countries weakened the enemy. Friends were found in Italy and hostile groups in America. The American OSS and British SOE would also deliberately keep some information from each other. When they did work together, companies...

Liberal Party from Asquith to Ashdown, 1912-1988

7 Volumes, 52 Documents (22,742 Pages)
See how war and alliances shaped the Liberal Party. These papers begin two years before H. H. Asquith took Britain...
See how war and alliances shaped the Liberal Party. These papers begin two years before H. H. Asquith took Britain into World War 1 and conclude with David Steel's leadership of the Liberal Democrats. These records cover both internal discussions and the changing nature of electoral campaigning during the 20th century. Internal records cover the Party's decline and how it...

Colonial Law in Africa, 1946-1966

12 Volumes, 321 Documents (197,084 Pages)
These gazettes contain copies of the laws and ordinances which were introduced in the years they cover. Each item was...
These gazettes contain copies of the laws and ordinances which were introduced in the years they cover. Each item was originally published as the Government Gazette for a colony and year. Their contents include tenders of property, probate records and insolvency notices. This is the third part of the three part series Colonial Law in Africa. These papers cover the...

Colonial Law in Africa, 1920-1945

11 Volumes, 665 Documents (199,176 Pages)
Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal...
Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. This is the second part of the three part series 'Colonial Law in Africa'. These records cover the transfer of Southern Rhodesia from the British South Africa Company to...

Military Intelligence Files: Land, Sea & Air, 1938-1974

12 Volumes, 106 Documents (73,344 Pages)
World War Two and the Cold War feature heavily in these files. The reports relating to World War Two cover...
World War Two and the Cold War feature heavily in these files. The reports relating to World War Two cover different subjects and countries, depending on which service they came from. Army reports cover Italy, as well as the second Sino-Japanese War. The Navy would focus more on Russia, as well as merchant shipping. The Air Force covered Japan, morale...

Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919

10 Volumes, 159 Documents (96,513 Pages)
Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal...
Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. This is the first part of the three part series 'Colonial Law in Africa'. These items cover the Napoleonic Wars, the Boer War and the First World War. They...

British Poor Schools in the Nineteenth Century, 1812-1901

4 Volumes, 60 Documents (30,671 Pages)
These reports cover the history of poor schools and the societies that ran them in Britain. These papers cover schools...
These reports cover the history of poor schools and the societies that ran them in Britain. These papers cover schools from the Anglican and Wesleyan denominations as well as secular and Catholic schools. The reports chart the rise of education for the poor from the industrial revolution to the Victorian era. As the number of schools increased, the factory acts...

Nigeria and Cameroon under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1887-1962

10 Volumes, 188 Documents (81,604 Pages)
The Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nigeria and British Cameroons are a complementary collection to the earlier British Online Archives...
The Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nigeria and British Cameroons are a complementary collection to the earlier British Online Archives publication of Nigerian Blue Books. For the purpose of organisation, the departmental reports have been divided between ten headings: Administration, Finance, Judicial and Police, Natural Resources, Social Services, Transport and Public Works, Communications and Post Office Savings, Commerce, Miscellaneous, and...

British Labour Party papers, 1906-1969

7 Volumes, 57 Documents (6,671 Pages)
The Parliamentary Labour Party is the organisation of Labour members of Parliament (MPs) founded in 1906. These papers cover that...
The Parliamentary Labour Party is the organisation of Labour members of Parliament (MPs) founded in 1906. These papers cover that foundation; then follow the Party through Ramsay MacDonald's Governments, two world wars, the first Harold Wilson Government and the early part of his second Government. The events in these records are a reflection of current events as much as of...

Caribbean colonial statistics from the British Empire, 1824-1950

21 Volumes, 319 Documents (188,844 Pages)
For the most part these statistical records cover the years from 1839 to 1938, although some records commence from 1824...
For the most part these statistical records cover the years from 1839 to 1938, although some records commence from 1824 and others continue until 1950. The records for each colony are prefaced by a brief introduction to that colony. The population returns are published alongside education reports, while grants of land reveal who held the colonial wealth. Imports and exports...

Kenya under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1907-1964

10 Volumes, 135 Documents (59,806 Pages)
The colony of Kenya was managed by the government departments who wrote these A1:F79 reports. They start when Kenya was...
The colony of Kenya was managed by the government departments who wrote these A1:F79 reports. They start when Kenya was a part of the East Africa Colony and continue until independence. The statistics for Kenya are included in Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953. These reports explain why those statistics are at the levels recorded. The contents pages at the...

Ghana and Togo under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1843-1957

11 Volumes, 138 Documents (56,380 Pages)
Ghana and Togo were known by the colonial Government as the Gold Coast and British Togoland. These countries’ records are...
Ghana and Togo were known by the colonial Government as the Gold Coast and British Togoland. These countries’ records are published together because Togoland included land which is now part of Ghana. The Gold Coast and British Togoland were managed by the government departments who wrote these progress reports. The statistics for Ghana, but not Togo, are included in Colonial...
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