FCDO Historians (@FCDOHistorians )

FCDO Historians

Bio Official Twitter account of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Offices Historians
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iPhone : “We drove through the courtyard and knocked on the door. The old custodian peered at us across a barricade of sandbags used as protection against bombing and demanded to know who we were. “We are the United Nations” I remember answering. And that was the beginning.” #UN75 twitter.com/FCDOGovUK/stat…

iPhone : The 75th anniversary of the first meeting of the UN General Assembly is a good moment to remember the British diplomat Gladwyn Jebb.

In the words of Ernest Bevin, Jebb had “done more than any other man, official, or politician, to make the UN into a ‘living thing’”. #UN75

iPhone : Not enough people are looking at these CAB 301 papers (which I worked on): there are some surprising intelligence related treasures! twitter.com/trevorwbarnes/…

iPhone : We’re releasing more government files today – they predominantly cover the last few months of John Major’s government, shedding light on a range of subjects both at home and abroad under his leadership: nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/pri…

iPhone : British Ambassador reported 'vast popular demonstration of affection and relief', with first Te Deum sung at Prague cathedral since 1948. DBPO Series III Vol XII No. 215 #FCDOHistorians twitter.com/Ian_Willoughby…

iPhone : Carter phoned Thatcher later that day: in view of Iran hostage crisis, he hoped UK or China would take Afghan issue to UNSC, rather than US doing it. DBPO Series III Vol VIII No. 4 #FCDOHistorians twitter.com/LorenzLuthi/st…

iPhone : The year is 1878. If you want to join the Diplomatic Service, I hope you’ve been working on your handwriting and your Euclid ahead of the exam.

iPhone : Tel 284 from Kabul: Soviet transport aircraft landing 'during the night 24/25 December and then from nightfall on Christmas Day virtually non-stop for over 24 hours'. DBPO Series III Vol VII No. 3 twitter.com/SalfordUni_PCH…

iPhone : See also blog with memories by the Ambassador who lived through it: blogs.fcdo.gov.uk/paulbrummell/2… #FCDOHistorians twitter.com/ColdWarPod/sta…

iPhone : 10 days later Brement told FCO Minister of State in London intervention in Afghanistan would be Soviets' 'Entebbe': DBPO Series III Vol VIII No. 12 #FCDOHistorians twitter.com/conorntobin/st…

Twitter Web App : Second Sec in British Embassy reported notification on 13 Dec from Japanese spokesman that Nanking was 'officially occupied' and announcement on 'a new North China regime' would follow. DBFP, Second Series Vol XXI, No. 420 #FCDOHistorians twitter.com/SalfordUni_PCH…

Twitter Web App : President Carter sent Warren Christopher to London for consultation, but Douglas Hurd found meetings disappointing: early British reactions to Soviet moves in DBPO Series III Vol VIII Nos 3-13 #FCDOHistorians twitter.com/LorenzLuthi/st…