Documents on British Policy Overseas archive database


Documents on British Policy Overseas archive database sheds light on Britain’s international relations and diplomacy throughout the twentieth century.


​The database includes three parts:

  • British Documents on the Origins of War (1898-1914)
  • Documents on British Foreign Policy (1918-1939)
  • Documents on British Policy Overseas (1946-present).

The archive database provides access to primary source documents such as letters, telegrams, speeches, minutes and memorandums.

The database is useful for both students and researchers in international politics, international relations and contemporary history.

Get to know the database: and the DBPO ResearchGuide:


Created 06.05.2019 | Updated 07.06.2019