An Intelligence Empire Gets “Excellent” Review

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| By Gale Staff |

Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire brings together files from the UK National Archives covering intelligence and security matters from 1905 to 2002. From the international machinery of espionage and 20th-century warfare to personal surveillance and Cold War intelligence, this uniquely broad view of the interests of the British government, her allies, and her enemies is sourced from five government departments and totals around 500,000 pages.

Recently, Library Journal posted a review of this unique resource:

“This is an important database for researchers and students of 20th-century international relations, British history, and Cold War operations. Both experienced scholars and casual browsers will appreciate the intuitive interface and numerous search options. Quality organization and enhanced features add to the archive’s value and usability. In sum, this is a significant resource of British intelligence and security policy information and an excellent companion database for libraries that already own or subscribe to Gale’s U.S. Declassified Documents Online. 

Response time is excellent, starting new inquiries is simple, and navigating within the database is effortless.”

— Rob Tench, Librarian, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA

Kudos to all who helped make Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire a success!

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