In Kenya, where colonial officials faced the Mau Mau rebellion (above, far left and left), sleepy Belize and tense Aden, files were destroyed wholesale and others shipped home. In Kenya, where colonial officials faced the Mau Mau rebellion (above, far left and left), sleepy Belize and tense Aden, files were destroyed wholesale and others shipped home.
In Kenya, where colonial officials faced the Mau Mau rebellion (above, far left and left), sleepy Belize and tense Aden, files were destroyed wholesale and others shipped home.

British empire staff burned sensitive files before new nations' birth

Retreating colonial officials went to great lengths to stop new nations seeing sensitive documents

In Kenya, where colonial officials faced the Mau Mau rebellion (above, far left and left), sleepy Belize and tense Aden, files were destroyed wholesale and others shipped home. In Kenya, where colonial officials faced the Mau Mau rebellion (above, far left and left), sleepy Belize and tense Aden, files were destroyed wholesale and others shipped home.
In Kenya, where colonial officials faced the Mau Mau rebellion (above, far left and left), sleepy Belize and tense Aden, files were destroyed wholesale and others shipped home.
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