Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. The foreign ministry only publicly admitted the existence of the so-called "special collection" of 600,000 dossiers in 2011. Photo: AFP Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. The foreign ministry only publicly admitted the existence of the so-called "special collection" of 600,000 dossiers in 2011. Photo: AFP
Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. The foreign ministry only publicly admitted the existence of the so-called "special collection" of 600,000 dossiers in 2011. Photo: AFP

Open 600,000 secret British files, scholars demand

Dossiers could cast new light on Britain's role in slave trade and cold war, academics argue

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. The foreign ministry only publicly admitted the existence of the so-called "special collection" of 600,000 dossiers in 2011. Photo: AFP Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. The foreign ministry only publicly admitted the existence of the so-called "special collection" of 600,000 dossiers in 2011. Photo: AFP
Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. The foreign ministry only publicly admitted the existence of the so-called "special collection" of 600,000 dossiers in 2011. Photo: AFP
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