UK Ordered Destruction Of 'Embarrassing' Colonial Papers

http://rt.com/news/british-colonies-documents-destruction-512/

Publisher:  RT
Date Written:  02/12/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15466

Britain systematically destroyed documents in colonies that were about to gain independence, declassified Foreign Office files reveal. Operation Legacy saw sensitive documents secretly burnt or dumped to cover up traces of British activities.