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 the War 1898-1914, Documents on British Foreign Policy 1918-1939 and Documents on British Policy Overseas. Documents are selected and edited by the official historians of the FCO, with many documents specifically declassified for inclusion.
The Documents on British Policy Overseas database is produced in collaboration between ProQuest and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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|Tens of thousands of UK diplomatic documents||Read the original correspondence, memos etc that are essential to an understanding of British foreign policy|
|Search for authors, recipients, and place of origin of communications, as well as keywords and titles, dates, document type, or use post-search filtering||Users can quickly find the most relevant content either by searching or filtering. Keyword searching enables discovery that would not be possible with print indexes|
|Browse by collection||See the documents as organized into volumes by the FCO historians and benefit from their editorial expertise|
|Updated regularly||Get the latest volumes of diplomatic documents published by the FCO historians including previously classified material|
|Permanent access, available online to unlimited authenticated users at all times||Print volumes on which DBPO is based are often a heavily used part of library collections online access ensures they are always available to all researchers|
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