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An ongoing development.

Meanwhile, here are some useful initial links for those interested in original-source contact with twentieth-century history:

The United Kingdom National Archives (formerly Public Record Office), a remarkable searchable database through which individual files can be found and in many cases ordered.

The US National Archives Administration, with links and advice (also includes links to presidential libraries).

The branches of the Federal Archive in Germany (German language skills required).

Provincial, political party and city archives in Germany findable through the Marburg Archive School (German language skills required).

For excellent cold war sources, some digitalised documents, links, and general advice, the Cold War International History Project in Washington and the online National Security Archive, which specialises in gaining and putting online material under the Freedom of Information Act and also holds full transcripts of interviews and other material gathered for CNN’s COLD WAR documentary series. More access, including original documents, on the Cold War and the Berlin Wall is available at the CIA Website.

In Britain, a growing source of material is the collection at the Second World War Experience Centre, physically existent at Horsforth, near Leeds, England, and online at http://www.war-experience.org.

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