- 1951 - 1952 (Creation)
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The EB chronological series contains the records of the Executive Board of the Temporary Council Committee.The Executive Board, also referred to as the "Committee of Three Wise Men", was set up, further to Council Resolution C7-D/19, by a decision of the Temporary Council Committee(1) (TCC-D/1(Final)). It comprised the Chairman of the Temporary Committee and its two Vice-Chairmen at least, i.e. Mr. Averell Harriman (United States), Mr. Jean Monnet (France) and Sir Edwin Plowden (United Kingdom). If its work so required, it could request information or assistance from the member governments or from NATO civilian and military bodies.The task of the Executive Board was to prepare the Committee's work and proposals of a general nature regarding the way ahead and concluding notes, and to review the responses to the questionnaires circulated by the Committee.The Executive Board was disbanded at the same time as the Temporary Council Committee.
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The records in the EB chronological series contain analyses of the responses by the nations to the questionnaire circulated by the Temporary Council Committee. In addition, the series contains draft Council resolutions and analyses of the organization of NATO and the Temporary Committee. The Executive Board deals with the military and economic problems of the member nations and the military and economic conditions necessary to carry out NATO's plan, in addition to West Germany's contribution to the defence of the West and the cost of the German army.
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The records are assembled by type - i. e. Record (CR), Document (D), Note (N), Draft (DR), Working Paper (WP), and then by number.
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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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The records were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).
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(1) See the TCC series.