- 1949 - 1951 (Creation)
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This chronological Series contains the memoranda of the Defence Committee.The memoranda were usually directed for the subsidiary committees, such as the Military Committee, the Standing Group or the Military Production and Supply Board, or as recommendations to the North Atlantic Council or the Council Deputies.
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Scope and content
The Memoranda Series is made up of Defence Committee Memoranda created between 1949 and 1951. The Defence Committee primarily drafted these items and sent them to the North Atlantic Council, the Military Committee and the Standing Group.
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The Memoranda Series is organized chronologically. Originally, each file was marked with DM, followed by a number and the year (ie DM-1-49). Starting with the fourth item, each file was marked with DCM, followed by a number and the year (DCM-4-49).
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Conditions governing access
NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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Although all documents produced should have an official French and English version, not all of the translations were recovered and some documents may only be available in one language. Overall there are 103 English documents and 79 French documents.
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This chronological series was recreated from documents collected from the International Military Staff and from documents which were originally microfilmed. These copies have been digitized and made available online.