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Series L of British Documents on Foreign Affairs covers extremely important documents from the war years that were not filed in the regional series A through G. For a combination of security and financial reasons, there is no modern period more poorly covered by the published documentation of the British government-and little or no possibility that the government will ever publish these documents. The lack of access to this material has hindered scholarship for half a century; its availability will play a crucial role in historical research in the coming decades. 1940-1945--The material for these war years covers a diversity of topics, including: * Contraband of war; * War aims; * Cultural propaganda; * Armistice possibilities; * German surrender terms; * Austrian frontiers; * Agreement on liberated territories; * Shipping arrangements; * Cable and wireless communications; * British assessments of U.S. postwar policy; * Air transport; * Postwar reconstruction; * Methods of warfare; * Relief for refugees; * United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration; * Control of armaments; * Reparations

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