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Historic papers lost from British National Archives

1,600 folders full of historical documents spanning British history have gone missing from the British National Archives. Among the 1,600 folders of documents reported missing since 2005 are letters from Sir Winston Churchill to General Franco, the Spanish dictator; minutes of Harold Wilson's meetings with the Queen; and documents from the

18-19th century naval medical records released

The National Archives have release naval doctor's records dating from 1793 to 1880. Among them are described 7ft parasitic worms and the first documented case of a hermaphrodite. One passenger was 12-year-old Ellen McCarthy, who was on board the Elizabeth sailing from Cork, Ireland, to Quebec, Canada, in June 1825

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