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Spring has sprung here at The National Archives, with some great events to look forward to, including those as part of our upcoming Cold War season. Plus, we need your help to shape our public programme! Read on to find out more.

Apprenticeship week 2019

[Life as a Bridging the Digital Gap trainee](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdT0tuxCAUO02yA_FJYFiwmLbKPR7hDXkKChFhpnP8IrWrSpa9sGXZ0RsTRvJKSCe0cFJJqTSX3OpJL1-T1MuHlW6xwyQOaFQOyFDXjV54sVRe_LmPm5-DXdVDuFUoK4I0EbWBCSZl7WqkdGP2W2vnNej7oJaOkEvi__v4b9-f3eV7g3axTA_stCMLlWKiI7FIiRpkluBkrQIdiD0-Vr_DdRGeVPeMffFGEUN581LT2HyZ3wXoeRvUp0EHaETA26z1rGM0Jvb78geYGlWj)

#FireItUp

This week, we've been celebrating all our apprentices and trainees do here at The National Archives as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2019. Find out more about the motivations and day-to-day of one of our Bridging the Digital gap trainees.

[> Read our blog ](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdT0tuxCAUO02yA_FJYFiwmLbKPR7hDXkKChFhpnP8IrWrSpa9sGXZ0RsTRvJKSCe0cFJJqTSX3OpJL1-T1MuHlW6xwyQOaFQOyFDXjV54sVRe_LmPm5-DXdVDuFUoK4I0EbWBCSZl7WqkdGP2W2vnNej7oJaOkEvi__v4b9-f3eV7g3axTA_stCMLlWKiI7FIiRpkluBkrQIdiD0-Vr_DdRGeVPeMffFGEUN581LT2HyZ3wXoeRvUp0EHaETA26z1rGM0Jvb78geYGlWj)

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We want to understand how to develop our public offer to better serve audiences, with a particular emphasis on exhibitions. Please complete a short survey about you and your interests to help us with our research.

Ends Fri 15 March.

[> Complete our survey ](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJwVj8GOhCAQRL8Gb0NoGlo5cNjdCf-B0hmJRgyomf37cZK6VV7lVfJEY5e9VuAUKgcaQKME2aPB8DSA4bcHF3ph1BaPXLa4xjrN-eL2eJVLnks3-9G4xGoiHkaHCcxEBiFGPfBAMDnqVj8fx94E_ggd7lRu_J2R8UyZt4nbWS_-b7LU1103GdsuMCwCn2AtoKUeiVxX_RJby7znuqx8O8058VjeX647fLHvEvM5CP1H7CKTGnmwiBZTIkr3QfgAahVIxg)

Cold War titles

[Cold War in our shop](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdjz1vwyAYhH-N2YzAfJmBIU3lrVulzi8GBWSU1wISJf--SN0q3XKn06O74LT2JLuFccsEs3zhfBGUUyOk2D4lF9uH4XYzk2R36BnvUKDuKT9jm2_4pI-DJMfA8iD3AGyPRthVW8WDldKuYI0ynhSXej8ncZmWbcgjHi3hSf8j6R9yVL5yyR3qe065dazvEX2nOF-xhPkH6rCkugNay_HM9ShxDEw5RI8vivVGukP1QsiPdVquOlqImvm4KiGUCEHrMN7yX_4kT2E)

Cold War in our shop

April 2019 sees the launch of The National Archives’ Cold War season, offering a fascinating look into life in Britain during the turbulent Cold War era.

Our online shop stocks a wide range of books and gifts on this absorbing topic, from analyses and biographies, to fiction and quiz books. If you are fascinated by spies, or have ever wondered if one of your relations had a secret past, there is a £3 off offer on Tracing Your Secret Service Ancestors.

[> View the complete range ](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdjz1vwyAYhH-N2YzAfJmBIU3lrVulzi8GBWSU1wISJf--SN0q3XKn06O74LT2JLuFccsEs3zhfBGUUyOk2D4lF9uH4XYzk2R36BnvUKDuKT9jm2_4pI-DJMfA8iD3AGyPRthVW8WDldKuYI0ynhSXej8ncZmWbcgjHi3hSf8j6R9yVL5yyR3qe065dazvEX2nOF-xhPkH6rCkugNay_HM9ShxDEw5RI8vivVGukP1QsiPdVquOlqImvm4KiGUCEHrMN7yX_4kT2E)

What's coming up

[Mapping German Missile Attacks](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJwNkMGOhCAQRL9GbxDoBtSDh92d-B8IPUpUMMjofP6SVKWSd6ikyo_GzG0YQchBoBgkSAnIJe9Q4fRSEqffTg5T1ygRbQkp2t1mt4abLrakm3-2dh1dB2g6YUCDB3QOeuVRaBywN0Aztfu4lnJeDf40MFU9z8PppljmHApxl44Kqfqw5xniwhbKh43sCNcVdmK2FOu2i6XI9hR9DTkoxZRmJbiNysU0glam70GYBif7fjf4osOGvc3jZmsLnSFvO9Uda_A0py9PeWnLmPQ32fDpG_gzNFgyYqZeI2r03hhfT5H_DWxaCQ)

Tue 12 Mar, The Restless Kings

Discover the fascinating struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet King, Henry II, and his four sons. [>Book now](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJwNj0GOhCAQRU-DOwlQUOiCxcx0vAdK2RJt6QCtffwh-W_zV-8Fhzh30SkhRwFilEpKBVxyCxqmh5Yw_Vo5TpZpcfoa0-kPn5ctXlT6Z7r4Z-82Z0h7owhnkqO2IgSacR08Gh2Utga7w221vguDH6amtvu-OV101jnHSnxJr3ZSo27UZyr1oFL6PZ7P0te47FRLb0DahrADMpj8ujJ40MvHo8tu96VEese8H9RMt9gM0pen_OyqS-abfPwMTP0hjZ5QzDQYAAMhIIaWLf8BXHhQ2w)

Mon 15 Mar, Mapping German Missile Attacks

Explore the extent of destruction that V-1 and V-2 missiles inflicted on London 1944-5, despite British interception techniques of the time. [>Book now](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJwNkMGOhCAQRL9GbxDoBtSDh92d-B8IPUpUMMjofP6SVKWSd6ikyo_GzG0YQchBoBgkSAnIJe9Q4fRSEqffTg5T1ygRbQkp2t1mt4abLrakm3-2dh1dB2g6YUCDB3QOeuVRaBywN0Aztfu4lnJeDf40MFU9z8PppljmHApxl44Kqfqw5xniwhbKh43sCNcVdmK2FOu2i6XI9hR9DTkoxZRmJbiNysU0glam70GYBif7fjf4osOGvc3jZmsLnSFvO9Uda_A0py9PeWnLmPQ32fDpG_gzNFgyYqZeI2r03hhfT5H_DWxaCQ)

Sun 16 Mar, Building London

Children can explore iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Hampton Court Palace in this special family session.[>Book now](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJwNkEGOhDAMBF8DtyAcQzIcOOzuiH-YxIBFICMIMM_fSN2XPpRK7XtjxlJ6XUNXY92BBtBYQWWxweHdAA6_FrrBFk29U5K4U6DDLXLzqeZ4V9daLr0mdMjWkHYWNTgLRG3H2qKdbIdTGfolpc9Z4E-hh5zneSq-eU_jIYkrF7c8cm6SjVU66OagXLhGNV4SvOyzCnH3cVdWAagkbuV0qhYxGxpomleBA01TgW_eSEJ59Cudp_BHjjVwll_E8xi_VTzmMvWx_UaS61XoP8MdsalHfmVai94b4_MT8A-J2VbU)

[> All our events ](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdj8GOgzAMRL-G3IjiGAI55NDdiv8wxC0RiFQkQD-_qfa2kiVbM5rRs3fGjCI4rcAqVBY0gEYJssMGh3sDOPx0YIeuatRGOcSNVtqnOZyc6mc85bGI2bG2D3ogtl5bDaqfoPHkGUrco5lYrG7O-VXhrdJDmeu65P82-ddWXBrjkcs-Qwq5PtI3MFNOddzKySdv-auJ3S2UUuBX2JeVC-AcPI_xLeP-FNnF9h0pHH2lfw1bYqNG7tsCid4b48u38AEXOU99)

Cold War season

[Britain's Cold War Revealed](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdj8sKwyAURL8m7iper4-4cNEH-Q-NkkhCDcak-fwK3RVmcWDgDBOsUp4kyxkYhswAB-BIgWoUOLwE4PDQYAbdCfZ2NeW3W10Z53TG_Tblkx4Lma0R6IWWYuTC90Z7FR2EIJDLHprCk9XOtW4d3js-tPyb6M_UmjGv4eNKI1Ls4vY9xS2VZY1tf04h-nzRXCZSbZZXdunoO_5U0biomI-9RJQYglKhnYEv4_tDJQ)

Tickets on general release

With less than a month to go until our Cold War season begins, why not book yourself onto one of our exciting events?

Thu 9 May, From the bomb to The Beatles Juliet Gardiner traces the fascinating cultural and social developments in Britain in the twenty years following the Second World War [>Book now](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJwlkNuKxCAQRL_GvEXUjpc8-DC7Q_7DS2ciuTgYJ5nPX2GhCpqioA8VrVK-S1YwPjJgIxecC6Ccahhgeg4cph_Nx0mTgR2upny4zZWwpAvP_pUv-lm7xaLRZpAedAhibHUeo0OFCljwjOnQbXap9X0SeBAxNd33TfHCo_qSKtKQ9xZi81zy3tcFe59339f8f6OrW_tXU1ixnr1UDVIrY5ggMLl5JvDE3aWtK3Z155nwncq6YWNeUkSfvzSXV1dtlt_s0scQ8atwbIjMo5EAEmJUKrYB-B-XVVQi)

Fri 17 May, Archives at Night Our bi-annual 'late' returns with a bang: part quiz, part 80s disco - what's not to love? [>Book now](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJw9kM2OhCAQhJ9GbxCgodGDh9md-B78tEp0ZIKMzuOvp02qLpV8lUrFAdG3aVBC9gJEL5WUCrjkFjSMTy1h_LGyH22jxe5qyrvbXAlLOulgcz75Z22XQXstvTDodZCIXVQUQAkUaHGinmy7DUut76OBR6PGW9d1cTppr76kSjzk1x3S7f9uV9me5qWykLfILldYuQG3UWQ1hZXqwQxKYaDXVmMDo5umBp70cmlry7C640j0TmXd6J6-pEg-f3kuc1uHbL7ZpU_XqF-k3hEKT50BMBAjYrx_kH_welai)

#ColdWarSeason

[>Discover our Cold War season](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdj8sKwyAURL8m7iper4-4cNEH-Q-NkkhCDcak-fwK3RVmcWDgDBOsUp4kyxkYhswAB-BIgWoUOLwE4PDQYAbdCfZ2NeW3W10Z53TG_Tblkx4Lma0R6IWWYuTC90Z7FR2EIJDLHprCk9XOtW4d3js-tPyb6M_UmjGv4eNKI1Ls4vY9xS2VZY1tf04h-nzRXCZSbZZXdunoO_5U0biomI-9RJQYglKhnYEv4_tDJQ)

International Women's Day

[Women's Land Army (cat ref: MAF 59/3)](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdj8uKxCAQRb8m7iKWRhMXLuZB_kPHSpSENhjTdv992wyzGajFhXO43PJGKUei4Qw0E0wDB-CCAh3FIObvAcT8OYKex25gN1tiutnd5p8Q73j2a7rTayPBSD8tEyDjrrkCpFz0iFr7RY5eTU6S3YRSjk58dHxuV2ul_9vob1ujAfejr7GE_pmu3Gc88S018hf79Yq-DdjwWVP2Z0Mkm82eZ8Qj5m3HNjc0xaUHTXklxST5SDZeU8e_FGqLijmcpBBSeK-Ub7_DC-0FVWQ)

Women in war research guides

[>Women's Land Army](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdkM2OhCAQhJ9GbxBoFIYDh_2J74HSCtERAzrOvP1gJnvZpA-drspXlXZGyr4OBhjXTDDNgXMQlFMlGtH9Nlx034rrTlUNW-0e4moXmwYfHpjJFB_0mGtvkDsYB8UUMICmkX0LbLQgRjlouAIW4_d9q8RXBV2Z8zzpfxr90IrqcdnIGXZPXvFIJGHGy1SUv5VMR3CYL1K845rJYldHbLq_yqlOZrY5B9xCmhcsxX0x9_FJY5rq3cT2GW04bhX8SNQWJevx1grRCuekdOUL_A0zTVh3)

Though the original service records do not survive, microfiche copies of index cards from 1939 to 1945 contain some basic information about the women’s service.

[>Women's Royal Naval service records 1917-19](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdkM2OhCAQhJ9GbxBaBOHAYX_ie6C0QsYRA_7MvP1iNnvZpFPppKq_pNoZKYc6mIaBZpxpaAAaToF2vOX9dwu8_-xA913VstXuIa52sWn04cRM5njS41F7M0kuhACtmHJKOTlxKybrtEQJrEVeL8bv-1bxj6rpy1zXRf_T6C-tuB6XjVxh9-Qdj0QSZrxDxflbyXwEh_kmxSeumaT4tgtZ7Vk0YzrDiOVujMllAhq6W3SJ18k8bM4Bt5AeC5ZSvoCG-KIxzfVuonhFGw5VNV8StUXJBlSCc8Gdk9KVD8EPojZhuA)

These are the service records of over 5,000 women who served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

[> View all research guides ](http://email.nationalarchives-gov.uk/c/eJxdj8uKxCAQRb8m7iKWRhMXLuZB_kPHSpSENhjTdv992wyzGajFhXO43PJGKUei4Qw0E0wDB-CCAh3FIObvAcT8OYKex25gN1tiutnd5p8Q73j2a7rTayPBSD8tEyDjrrkCpFz0iFr7RY5eTU6S3YRSjk58dHxuV2ul_9vob1ujAfejr7GE_pmu3Gc88S018hf79Yq-DdjwWVP2Z0Mkm82eZ8Qj5m3HNjc0xaUHTXklxST5SDZeU8e_FGqLijmcpBBSeK-Ub7_DC-0FVWQ)

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