Wednesday, 14 September 2011

British Cabinet Papers 1915-1980

The National Archives Cabinet Papers website provides free access to a major digital archive of British
government documents. Over half a million pages of papers, memos, minutes and reports covering all major British government cabinet, ministerial and prime minisers decisions from 1915-1980 can be read online at the National Archives website as part of a project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) digitisation programme. All areas of British domestic and foreign policy can be traced and insight offered into government decision making processes. The site can be searched by keyword or browsed by theme.

Key topics include: the British Empire, decolonisation and the development of the Commonwealth; diplomacy, foreign policy and British involvement in the First and Second World wars.

The site also includes 'A' level teaching guides with suggested classroom activities; interactive maps of key political and social events and a who's who of prime ministers and key politicians.

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