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New classroom resource for Key Stages 3 and 4: The Holocaust

There is no doubt in my mind that we are in the presence of one of the greatest and most horrible crimes ever committed. Winston Churchill, July 1944 In...

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Second World War British Army casualty lists available online

The records of more than 1.1 million British Army officers, nurses, and other ranks reported as killed in action, missing, or taken prisoner have been published online…

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Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 137 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5.

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Prisoner of war records now available online

More than 764,000 records of servicemen, women and civilians who were taken captive during the Napoleonic Wars, Crimean War, Boer War, First World War and Second World War have been published online.

Tags: boer war, Crimean War, first world war, military history, napoleonic wars, prisoner of war, second world war

Nazi persecution compensation case files released

The National Archives releases records of claims for financial assistance submitted in the mid 1960s by UK victims of Nazi persecution, or their family members.

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Thousands of Second World War home front heroes remembered online

Records containing fascinating and often heartbreaking details of more than 5,000 awards for civilian gallantry during the Second World War have been...

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The 1939 Register is now available online

FindMyPast.co.uk, in association with The National Archives, has launched the 1939 Register online today, providing an unprecedented insight into England...

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Second World War prisoner of war records now online

One million records of servicemen, servicewomen and civilians who were taken captive during the Second World War are being published online for the...

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Latest top secret MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 102 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service – sometimes known as MI5. The files reveal...

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Kindertransport records go online

Findmypast.co.uk have released records from The National Archives relating to the Kindertransport refugee programme. Online for the first time, for...

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