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Military and war

From the Middle Ages to the Cold War, our records document the conflicts that have shaped the nation. They can highlight human stories behind military campaigns, showing how society and people’s lives can be changed forever by the devastation of war.

Stories from the collection

The story of Nancy Wake

Read about Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake (1912–2011), an agent for the Special Operations Executive, was the most wanted woman in France during the Second World War.