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Documents on British Policy Overseas (DBPO)


Documents on British Policy Overseas is a fully searchable collection of primary source documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, shedding light on diplomatic history throughout the twentieth century. It is based on three distinct print series which form a record of British peacetime diplomacy since the end of the nineteenth century:

  • British Documents on the Origins of War (1898-1914): Materials related to the Anglo-German tensions leading to World War I.
  • Documents on British Foreign Policy (1918-1939): Addresses post-war settlement, re-armament, and growing tensions in Europe, Africa, and the Far East.
  • Documents on British Policy Overseas (1946-present): Covers topics such as atomic energy, the Korean Conflict, and the Cold War.

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