Postwar 1945-present

Discover Cold War reports from behind the Iron Curtain, find out what it was like to live in Attlee’s Britain or explore documents on Indian Partition.  

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A Significant Person

Why is this person from the past remembered?
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African nurses

What part did they play in British health services?
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Bound for Britain

Experiences of immigration to the UK
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Civil rights and racial segregation

What was the response to racial segregation in the US?
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Civil Rights in America

Follow the progress of the struggle through the archives
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Cold War

How concerned were the British in the early stages of the Cold War?
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Fifties Britain

Never so good? Or too good to be true?

Fun in the Files

What can our documents reveal about how people had fun in the past?
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Introduction to document research

What can archives reveal about the past and how history is constructed?
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Life in 1950s Britain

What can we find out about life in 1950s Britain using documents from the time?
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Life in 1960s Britain

What can we find out about life in 1960s Britain using documents from the time?
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Mangrove Nine protest

What does this reveal about police brutality and racism in '70s Britain?
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Partition of British India

What can The National Archives documents reveal about the partition of British India?
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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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Sixties Britain

A social and cultural revolution?
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The Independence of Bangladesh in 1971

What can British documents tell us about the creation of Bangladesh?
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The Mangrove Nine

How much can documents from The National Archives reveal about the Mangrove Nine?
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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?
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Uncovering the past

How can we use photographs to find out about the past?
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World Cup 1966

Did England rig the result?