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The National Archives | New document releases

Highlights of new document releases from The National Archives
The National Archives | New document releases
  1. The National Archives releases new MI5 files
    New records released today by the Security Service (MI5) include files on the silent-era film star Charlie Chaplin, the Dutch double-agent Folkert Van Koutrik and details of a Nazi plan to produce fake British banknotes.
  2. Newly released files from 1981
    The National Archives has today made available public records from 1981, providing an insight into the workings of Margaret Thatcher's government in her second full year in power. The files are from the Prime Minister's Office (PREM 19 series) and Cabinet minutes and memoranda, the highlights of which are now online.
  3. The National Archives releases new files from the Security Service
    The 27th records release from the Security Service MI5 contains 171 new files, bringing the total number of Security Service records at The National Archives to almost 5,000. The records cover a range of subjects that span the Second World War and post-war eras.
  4. New government files released
    New files released online today by The National Archives give insight into government decisions, espionage inquiries and secret wartime intelligence.
  5. MI5 releases new batch of files
    The 26th release of files from the Security Service MI5 reveals secret plans including assassination plots and use of poisons after the Second World War. This release contains 180 files, bringing the total of Security Service files at The National Archives to 4,725.