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1972 Mar 7 Tu
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Northern Ireland: Hailsham diary (Cabinet divided over direct rule) [coded diary with translation]

Document type: archive
Document kind: Diary
Venue: -
Source: Churchill Archive Centre: Hailsham MSS (1/1/4)
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: The original document was written by Hailsham in a shorthand system which also functioned as a code. Notes on its deciphering by professional cryptanalysts can be found here (scroll down to the foot of the page). Words or phrases that eluded the decrypters are in red, conjectured but uncertain readings in square bracketed italics.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Northern Ireland

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