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The National Archives 3h
Today's is about the making of The Bridge on the River Kwai. This film is set in a POW camp where the British are held by the Japanese. Discover how the War Office felt about the script and whether the producer compromised
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The National Archives 6h
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Air Vice-Marshal Keith Park, commanding RAF’s No. 11 Group, observes the Luftwaffe are following a strategy during these attacks, striking shipping and port areas along the south & south-east coasts, fighter and bomber bases along the coasts and light attacks further inland (3/3)
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The National Archives 6h
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Bombers of Kampfgeschwader (Battle Group) 2 attack first between 06:00 and 07:00 hours, but attacks are scattered and poorly-coordinated. Later, raids intensify as the Luftwaffe strikes RAF bases such as Manston, Kenley, Hornchurch, Biggin Hill and North Weald (2/3)
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The National Archives 6h
, in the early hours of the morning of 13 August 1940, the Luftwaffe launches Adlertag (Eagle Day), the first day of Unternehmen Adlerangriff (Operation Eagle Attack), the German offensive against Britain to grind down national air defences and destroy the RAF (1/3)
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The National Archives 24h
, four radar stations on England’s south coast are struck by the Luftwaffe, including RAF Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The radar station suffers considerable damage, but casualties are light. The aim is to knock out Britain’s early warning system as a prelude to
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The National Archives Aug 12
Today’s is a photo of the arrest of Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst and Flora Drummond. Taken after the 1908 ‘rush’ of the House of Commons, they hid on the roof then emerged to be met by the police, and by a photographer they had arranged
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The National Archives Education Service Aug 11
Shiver me Timbers! Our next storytelling adventure is out now! Join Emily and Dani as they sail the seas and look for the terrifying pirate Blackbeard!
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The National Archives Aug 11
Allied forces intended to invade the home islands of Japan in late 1945 & early 1946. Operation Coronet would have involved British, Canadian and Australian troops. Discover the decision-making and planning behind the operation that didn't happen
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The National Archives Aug 11
Thanks Sharon for sharing the advance find! You can also restrict the search using the "Collection" filter to search within particular types of records. Hopefully this will allow you to find what you're looking for. Best of luck with your research.
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The National Archives Aug 11
Today's is a poster from 1911. Apparently temperatures in London reached 36c and road surfaces melted! Perhaps hard to believe, but the underground used to be cooler. Running the trains for so many years has warmed up the surrounding soil.
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The National Archives Aug 10
are best to advise as the National Archives only accessions records from Government bodies, so can't accept private donations but thanks for your query, the records look fascinating.
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The National Archives Aug 10
At the start of , Britons' interest in the situation in Japan was low. The Ministry of Information generally concentrated on attacking and undermining Hitler and Nazi Germany and, to a lesser extent, Mussolini and Imperial Italy. Read the blog
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The National Archives Aug 10
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The minimum number for a bulk order is 20 documents. You can order up to 9 documents as an advance order.
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The National Archives Aug 10
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If you wish to research several documents from the same catalogue series, we would class this as a ‘bulk order’. You will be able to order between 20 and 40 documents in your bulk order. They must all be from the same series, without exception:
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The National Archives Aug 10
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Yes, however we are now offering a small number of two-day visits for bulk order bookings:
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The National Archives Research Aug 7
The National Archives’ reading room is now open to researchers on a limited basis, but we recognise that many students will still need to work from home.
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The National Archives Aug 9
To celebrate we're really excited to announce that this autumn we'll be hosting our first ever online series. Subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to see the full programme and to book. Sign up here:
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The National Archives Aug 9
Did you know that the Yucca Arizonica plant contains chemicals in its roots which can be used in soap production? Presumably this is what was used in Harrison’s Arizonic Soap as featured in today’s of an 1886 advertisement
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The National Archives Aug 9
in 1970 London protesters marched against the Mangrove Restaurant raids. The trial of those who were arrested, known as the Mangrove Nine, is a high point of the Black Panther movement and a watershed moment for black activism. 📷 Frank Crichlow Archive
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The National Archives Aug 8
Louis Wain's famous illustrations of cats in the late 19th Century helped cats become one of the nation's favourite pets - though off canvas, he fell into a series of tragic misfortunes. On we celebrate Louis' works in a new blog:
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