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Misc: Publications relating to NATO

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA MISC 55
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: Misc: Publications relating to NATO
Date(s): 1948-1988
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 boxes or 0.08 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): NATO; Ministry of Supply; Royal Netherlands Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an alliance based on political and military co-operation among member countries, established in accordance with Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. NATO was established by the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, commonly referred to as the Treaty of Washington. The North Atlantic Alliance consists of the transatlantic partnership between the European members of NATO and the United States and Canada, and is entrusted to support peace and stability throughout Europe. The objectives of the partnership between the European and North American members of the Alliance are primarily political, underpinned by shared defence planning and military co-operation and by co- operation and consultation in economic, scientific, environmental and other relevant fields. Throughout the years of the Cold War, however, NATO focused primarily on the development and maintenance of collective defence and on overcoming the fundamental political issues dividing Europe. Today its focus is on promoting stability throughout Europe through co-operation and by developing the means for collective crisis management and peacekeeping


Scope and content/abstract:

Publications relating to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and western European defensive strategy, procurement, and technology, 1948-1988, most notably editions of NATO's Fifteen Nations, a journal devoted to NATO alliance politics, force structure, integration, combined training, and procurement, May 1958-Jun 1988; an edition of Laboratory of the Air (HMSO, Ministry of Supply, 1948), detailing the history and function of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire; seven aerial photographs of the Royal Aircraft Establishment; an edition of Facts about NATO (NATO Information Service, Paris, 1959), detailing NATO history, organisation, and force structure; edition of NATO: Facts about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Bosh: Utrecht, 1962)

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material from NATO publications, including NATO's Fifteen Nations should be submitted to NATO Headquarters, Blvd Leopold III, B- 1110 Brussels, Belgium; requests to publish original material from Laboratory of the Air (HMSO, Ministry of Supply, 1948) should be sent to the Stationery Office, PO Box 276, London, SW8

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line at, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by Mrs Barbara Edge in successive accessions, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999

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Date of compilation: Nov 1999

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