Audio slideshow: Africa Through A Lens

Thousands of old photographs from across Africa - as seen by British colonial staff stationed there - have been digitised by The National Archives and put online, in the hope that the public can help identify some of the people, places and customs captured on film.

For BBC Radio 4's Today programme, reporter Sanchia Berg browsed some of the photos with Jenni Orme and Dan Gilfoyle from The National Archives.

They were joined by former Conservative Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington - who was a member of Harold Macmillan's government in the early 1960s, which granted independence to several African countries.

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Includes archive audio from 1960 BBC documentary: Nigeria - A New Nation, and former British prime minister Harold Macmillan.

All images courtesy National Archives. Music courtesy KPM Music.

Interviews by Sanchia Berg. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 10 February 2011.

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