Interwar 1918-1939

Study records relating to the rise of dictators, the failure of international diplomacy and Britain’s preparations for the Second World War. Discover more about life in 1930s Britain including unemployment, slum clearance and leisure.

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1919 race riots

How significant a factor was race in the riots of 1919?
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Adolf Hitler

Was Hitler a 'passionate lunatic'?

Archaeology in the Archives

What kinds of documents can tell us about the work of archaeologists?
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Choosing for the Archives (SEND)

How can we find out about someone from the past, using documents, images and objects?
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Eden’s last stand

Why did Anthony Eden resign in 1938?
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From Outbreak to Archive: Tales of Public Health

What do the documents reveal about how government and society dealt with public health in the past?
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Hidden Love: LGBTQ+ lives in the 1930s

What can our documents reveal about LGBTQ+ lives in the 1930s?
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Irish Partition

Why was Ireland divided in 1921?

Living under canvas

What can this document tell us about the experience of a group of refugee children?
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Rebels in the records

What can we learn from documents that show how people ‘rebelled’ in the past?
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Seafarers’ Stories

How can we tell the stories of the Mirpuri, Bengali and Panjabi seafarers who travelled to Britain in the 1920s-30s?
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Travel smart through time (SEND)

How and why have people travelled around in the past and how have they done it safely?

TTTV: Refugee Week 2021

What can we learn from documents about Basque children’s experiences in refugee camps?
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Twenties Britain (part one)

Decade of conflict, realignment and change?
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Twenties Britain (part two)

Decade of conflict, realignment and change?
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‘Living under canvas’

What can we learn from documents about the experiences of Basque child refugees?