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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.

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    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.

  • Audio contentFlyer from the Keep Our Secrets Secret campaign (catalogue reference EXT 1/111)

    Spies like us: The secret life of Ernest Oldham

    The security service files held at The National Archives in series KV 2 reveal that many people involved in espionage, like Foreign Office clerk Ernest Oldham, were ordinary folk who entered an extraordinary world by chance – often with tragic […]

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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 contentliddel-diaries-oct-2012

    Security Service file release October 2012

    Professor Christopher Andrew, author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5’, introduces highlights of the 29th release of Security Service records to The National Archives. Among the 77 files released are the ten post-war diaries of […]

  • 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 […]

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    Security Service file release March 2010

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files released in March 2010. This is the 24th Security Service records release and contains 196 files, […]

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    Security Service file release August 2008

    Over 150 Security Service files dating from around the time of the Second World War have now been opened. Professor Christopher Andrew, Official Historian of the Secret Service, talks about German and Soviet agents and intelligence officers, right-wing extremists and Communists, […]

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