Atlantic Archive |


Britain’s relationship with the United States changed fundamentally in the first half of the twentieth century, and the period 1939 to 1945 was particularly significant in this transformation. Britain was overtaken by the United States as the world’s foremost economic power, it became dependent on the US to achieve its foreign policy goals of maintaining the balance-of-power in Europe and its colonial empire abroad, and surrendered ‘English’ cultural hegemony to the US as Hollywood films, jazz and other cultural forms developed a global brand and appeal.

The project so far… 
This online hub for the Atlantic Archive houses the database, along with the project blog, in the spotlight section, and the engagement forum.

Approximately 5,000 images of The National Archives documents have already been taken and meta-data is constantly being created and uploaded. The University of London Computer Centre is the database developer.


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