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File release: Cold War Cambridge spies Burgess and Maclean

Today we are releasing over 400 files from the Security Service (MI5), Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office which focus on Cold War investigations...

Tags: cold war, espionage, mi5, spies

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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...

Tags: cold war, document release, file release, mi5, second world war, security service

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More Cabinet Office files from 1986 released

Over 300 files from 1986, recently transferred by the Cabinet Office to The National Archives, are now available in our reading rooms. They include...

Tags: 1986, cabinet office, file release, PREM, prime minister's office

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from 1983 released

Over 1,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) records from 1983 are now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives. This release...

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Newly released files from 1985 and 1986

Today we have released files from 1985 and 1986, including papers from the Prime Minister's Office and the Cabinet Office. Highlights from the files The...

Tags: 1985, 1986, cabinet office, file release, prime minister's office, thatcher

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