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  • Embassy Centennial Book Project

    August 30, 2013

    This past month our Embassy Book Donation Project received a major boost as one Embassy after the other generously donated numerous publications to our National Law Collection. The first Embassy to enrich our collection in early July was Serbia. They were quickly followed by the Embassy of Belarus, the Embassy of Estonia, The Russian Embassy, the British Embassy, the Embassy of Ireland and at the end of August, we received many donations from the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Find out which publications are now part of our Collection!

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  • Let us go forward together

    Let us go forward together

    August 30, 2013

    British World War II poster with a quote of Winston Churchill “Let us go forward together”. Image: the poster depicts a shoulder-length image of the British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, with a quotation from his first speech as Prime Minister to the House of Commons on 10 May , 1940, “Let us all go forward”. The background […]

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  • Deutschlands Schicksal

    June 12, 2013

    Poster that expresses Germany’s fear for British bombing of their industrial plants from Belgium soil. Image: map of Germany’s main industrial area. Around the map bombers and destroyed industrial plants are depicted.

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  • Klaproosdag 15 november

    Klaproosdag 15 november

    June 3, 2013

    Promotional poster for “Klaproosdag”, a remembrance day to commemorate the soldiers from the British Commonwealth that were killed since the First World War. Image: Dark colored poster showing three red poppies on a grave on a war cemetery. A dark blue colored sky contrasts with the white crosses.

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  • Darf Belgien Englands Aufmarschgebiet werden?

    April 2, 2013

    Poster from World War I expressing German anxiety over the proposed construction of a Channel Tunnel linking Belgium and England, c.1914-18. Translated from German: Can Belgium be allowed to become England’s deployment area?

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  • Falkland Islands: 'Desire the Right' of Self-Autonomy

    Falkland Islands: ‘Desire the Right’ of Self-Autonomy

    March 15, 2013

    Monday 12 March 2013 was marked as the final day of a two-day referendum on the disputed Falkland Islands. The question to the voters was: “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?” The Residents of the Falkland Islands voted overwhelmingly to remain a British Overseas Territory. More than 99% of voters said yes, just three people voted no. Turnout was 92%. The referendum was held in an effort to fend off aggressive Argentinian claims over the South Atlantic islands.

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  • Britons do your duty

    Assasination at Sarajevo : Britons do your duty

    February 5, 2013

    Assasination at Sarajevo : a collection of contemporary documents. This document is a reproduction of an advertisement from the Manchester Guardian, Tuesday August 4 1914, with an announcement of the Neutrality League calling for England’s neutrality in the conflicts between Russia, France, and Germany leading up to World War I.

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  • David Cameron

    Cameron and the Intricacies of the Westphalian System of International Relations

    February 1, 2013

    In his long-awaited speech on Europe British Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the EU for its lack of democracy. PM Cameron is right insofar as the citizens of the EU can’t elect their own European government and miss the power to vote their leaders out of office. However, Cameron’s criticism would only be justified if the EU were to be considered as a sovereign state like the UK, France or Germany.

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  • The Fight for the Chagos Islands

    May 25, 2012

    In the middle of the Indian Ocean, about halfway between India and Indonesia, some 500 km from the Maldives, lies a remote group of coralline islands called the Chagos Archipelago. This chain of islands consists of seven atolls comprising a total of sixty individual tropical islands. In 1814, the Chagos Islands officially became British territory and were administratively attached to Mauritius.

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