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One of the most important historical archives of its time, BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts is now available for the first time as a digital primary source collection. Readex has partnered with the BBC to digitize this extraordinary resource, unlocking previously inaccessible radio and television transcripts. Daily digests of foreign radio and television broadcasts and news are essential sources for 20th-century political, social, cultural, and economic history. With coverage from the start of World War II to 2001, students and researchers get first-hand, real-time coverage of people, places, global events, key regions, and national security priorities of the UK government, including WWII, the Cold War, Communist China, Chernobyl, Ukraine, and the Soviet Union/Russia.

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