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Interwar (1918–1939)

Explore British life between the two world wars. Our records tell the stories of both ordinary lives and the actions of radical changemakers pushing at the boundaries of society. From an LGBTQ+ icon to some of the trailblazing women and people of colour working for the first time in politics.

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The story of Shapurji Saklatvala

Read about Shapurji Saklatvala

One of the first MPs of Indian heritage, Shapurji Saklatvala (1874–1936) was an agitator for change, which led to his surveillance by the Security Service.