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  • Audio contentA Brazilian ID card for Juan Pujol-Garcia, codename Garbo. Catalogue reference KV 2-4214

    Security Service file release September 2016

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in September 2016.

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    Security Service file release October 2015: Discussion

    Stephen Twigge head of modern collections at The National Archives in conversation with Professor Christoper Andrew former official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, and Gill Bennett former chief historian of […]

  • Audio contentKV 2/4113

    Security Service file release October 2015: Introduction

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in October 2015.

  • Audio contentPotocki de Montalk (catalogue reference KV 6 129/1)

    Security Service file release August 2015

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in August 2015.

  • Audio contentMargaret Thatcher shakes hands with Japanese MP Michio Watanabe during his visit to the UK in November 1983 (catalogue reference: PREM 19/1555)

    Newly released files from 1985 and 1986

    Contemporary records specialists Mark Dunton and Simon Demissie discuss the latest batch of government records to be released to The National Archives.  The years were 1985 and 1986. Introduced by Rebecca Simpson.

  • Audio contentkv2-3875-1

    Security Service file release October 2014

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in October 2014.

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    Security Service file release February 2014

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5’, introduces key files from the 30th release of Security Service files to The National Archives in February 2014.  The […]

  • Audio contentprem-19-1274

    New files from 1984

    Contemporary records specialists Mark Dunton and Simon Demissie discuss the latest batch of government records to be released to The National Archives.  The year was 1984 and Margaret Thatcher’s appointment diary, included in this collection for the first time, shows […]

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    An introduction to the eighth tranche of colonial administration records released at The National Archives

    Diplomatic and Colonial Records Specialist David Gilfoyle introduces the eighth and final tranche of files, now available on site at The National Archives, Kew. The National Archives has been working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and […]

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    An introduction to the seventh tranche of colonial administration records released at The National Archives

    The National Archives is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and release colonial administration records, referred to as the ‘migrated archives’ between April 2012 and November 2013, in accordance with the published timeline on the FCO website. […]

  • Audio contentFile on van Koutrik, cat. ref. KV 2/3643

    Security Service file release February 2012

    Professor Christopher Andrew, official historian of MI5, introduces highlights from the 28th Security Service records release to The National Archives. The latest release brings the total number of MI5 files held at Kew to 4,926. Please note, the podcast may […]

  • Audio contentLetter concerning Manuel Garcia, cat. ref. KV 2/3573

    Security Service file release August 2011

    Professor Christopher Andrew introduces the 27th Security Service records release containing 171 files, bringing the total number of Security Service records at The National Archives to more than 4,896. As with previous releases, around three quarters of the records are […]

  • Audio contentkv2-3267-diary

    Security Service file release August 2010

    Professor Christopher Andrew introduces the 25th Security Service records release, which contains 170 files, bringing the total number of its records in the public domain to more than 4,500.

  • Audio contentDEFE 24-1925 -p74

    UFO file release August 2010

    Dr David Clarke, author of The UFO files and senior lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, reveals the importance of the latest batch of UFO files to be released by The National Archives.

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