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Ad Hoc Committee on Equipment Interoperability

Documents in the AC/297 chronological series report on Committee's work and its relations with the Council and the five working groups."Documents" (D) are reports (provisional or final) to the Committee from the working groups, or to the Council from the Committee.Notes (N) are organizational in nature. They prepare forthcoming meetings (planning, list of participants, agenda).Records (R) are reports on the regular meetings...

Ad Hoc Committee on Equipment Interoperability

Ad Hoc Working Group on Pipelines

The records in the AC/111 series deal with subjects concerning the review of the organization of the NATO Pipeline System in the Central European area. They also contain, among other things, comments by SHAPE on France's proposals, a plan to divide up the central European area into divisions and information on the structure and functioning of the Central Europe Operating Agency.

Ad Hoc Working Group on Pipelines

Annual Review

The documents produced over the 15 years under consideration constitute a complete documentary history. They contain the material necessary to carry out a comprehensive study of the defence effort by the Alliance nations.The Annual Review series contains questionnaires and replies by member nations, as well as analyses of the nations' replies. Also included are documents by the Committee in charge of reviewing questionnaire replies, ...

Annual Review Committee

Armaments Committee

The AC/74 series comprises chiefly studies, projects, reports, notes and corrigenda issued by Committee members and delegations, and records the outcome of Committee meetings.It deals with upholding the European production potential, industrial mobilization, standardization, armaments equipment, the creation of groups of experts or working groups and their activities.

Armaments Committee

Atlantic Community Committee

AC/10 series documents address the topics discussed by the Committee on the North Atlantic Community, i.e. foreign policy co-ordination and discussions, closer economic, financial and social ties and co-operation on culture and information. The movement of labour is also addressed, a topic discussed during the 1952-57 period by the Working Group on Labour Mobility (AC/36).In addition, the series contains many reports presented by the...

Atlantic Community Committee

Atlantic Policy Advisory Group

The records of this series consist of suggestions for topics and themes to be discussed, draft agendas, contributions and background papers prepared by nations, draft reports prepared by the Chairman and various administrative matters.

Atlantic Policy Advisory Group

Chairman of the Military Committee (CMC)

Personal business letters from the Chairman of the Military Committee. They included summaries of informal meeting discussions, briefings, letters of congratulations, and other topics.

Chairman of the Military Committee (CMC)

Chairman Standing Group Memorandum

The Chairman of the Standing Group produced a limited number of memoranda each year. These bore the acronym CSGM. Only memoranda dealing with an important issue or referring to an important document were kept.Some CSGM documents were reports sent twice a week by the SG Chairman to the Chairman of the Military Committee (MC). The latter was thus kept informed of the work accomplished by the SG and the Military Representatives Committe...

CSGM - Standing Group

Committee of Technical Advisors

The documents in the AC/110 series contain information on the problem of economic development in the underdeveloped countries and data on the various economic and technical aspects of the Pineau plan (e.g.: proposal to set up an agency for world economic development), as well as information on the position taken by each NATO member nation vis-à-vis the Pineau plan.

Committee of Technical Advisors

Committee of Three

The documents of the chronological series with the reference CT deal with the situation of NATO and the Organization's past achievementsin the political, economic and military fields. A questionnaire was circulated among the member nations. Consultations were then heldwith the nations to clarify the written responses. Records of these consultations are available (see CT-R/3 to CT-R/14). At the same timeas the questionnaire, explanato...

Committee of Three

Committee on Africa

The documents in the AC/146 series consist of draft reports by the Committee on Africa. They contain information on events occurring on the African continent, information on the communist penetration of Africa, and data on damaging repercussions for the Alliance countries.

Committee on Africa

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations

Records in the AC/52 series include notes from Member country delegations on their exchanges with the satellite countries, intelligence on the fight against Communist propaganda in the Member countries, and information about NATO’s overall information policy and the cultural links between Member countries. The series also includes information about the structure and operation of various countries’ information services and about UNESC...

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations

Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

The archives of the AC/274 chronological series report on the work of the CCMS, in particular follow-up of the various programmes supported by the Committee. Various types of administrative documents can be found there. Records (R) are reports on the regular or plenary meetings of the CCMS. They address either general policy matters or the review of the pilot study programme over a given period. They are the committee’s reference doc...

Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

The documents of the AC/290 chronological series mainly address the working methods of the Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System. However, the options of the various alert systems and how to optimize their use are also covered extensively, as is emergency planning.

Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

Committee to Reduce Deficiencies

The AC/20 chronological series includes a Note by the Office of the Secretary General. Included in the series are responses from the delegations of the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands. The final documents of the AC/20 series are records and summaries of the meetings.

Committee to Reduce Deficiencies

Communications-Electronics Board

The CEB documents consist of Notes, Memoranda, Meeting Records, Decision Sheets, Working Papers and others concerned with Communications and Electronics.

Consultation, Command and Control System

Defence Committee Agendas

The Agenda Series represents a partial collection of the agendas for the four meetings of the Defence Committee.

Agenda - Defence Committee

Defence Committee Meeting Records

This Series contains a list of attendees, decisions made and a verbatim transcript for each of the four meetings held by the Defence Committee between 1949 and 1950.

RECORD - Defence Committee

Defence Committee Memorandum

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.

DCM - Defence Committee

Defence Committee Subject Files

The Subject Series includes Directives, Proposals, Notes, Memoranda, Resolutions and Decisions by the Defence Committee 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.

DC - Subject Files Defence Committee

Defence Financial and Economic Committee

The Defence Financial and Economic Committee series consist of just one record: a verbatim record of the second meeting held in London on 29th March 1950. The verbatim record contains the discussion around the four high priority work projects undertaken by DFEC.

Defence Financial and Economic Committee

Defence Planning - Multilateral Discussions

The documents in the AC/100 series are primarily the records of meetings on topics relating to the military defence of NATO’s territory.Several topics were discussed:A- air defenceB- the organization, dispersal and readiness of air force unitsC- the divisional organization of the land forcesD- the duties and organization of the naval forcesE- new weapons and equipmentF- problems caused by ageing equipment

Defence Planning - Multilateral Discussions

Defence Planning Review Questionnaire

The documents produced over these eight years constitute full documentation which clearly highlights the various difficulties encountered by the nations as they strove to collectively satisfy the requirements expressed by the NATO military authorities in their efforts to meet the problems of shared defence together. As a consequence, the DPQ series represents a primary source for historical research, providing matter for a general st...

Defence Review Committee

Defence Planning Working Group

The records in the DPWG chronological series contain information on defence plans. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The DPWG series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. They deal with ...

Defence Planning Working Group

Defence Production Board

DPB series records mainly contain DPB Secretariat Memoranda including documents to be circulated from national delegations, Meeting Summary Minutes and Documents as Reports by Divisions (i.e. Production and Programs Division) and outstanding replies to questionnaires.

Defence Production Board

Defence Review Committee

The documents in this series reflect the participation of the DRC in the various defence planning activities of the Alliance. They include questionnaires on forces, reports on the examination of force proposals and force goals for NATO countries, country chapters, analysis of defence expenditure and resource matters. They should be examined in conjunction with the DPC and DPQ (Defence Planning Questionnaire) series.The DRC was princi...

Defence Review Committee

Economic Committee

The documents in the AC/127 series include reports and studies on economic problems specific to the NATO nations (eg: Greece, Turkey, Iceland), as well as economic studies and critical analyses of the Warsaw Pact nations. They contain information on the oil policy of the USSR, oil and oil product exports by the Soviet Union (1966), the construction of pipelines, the transport of petroleum in the USSR (1974), and data on Soviet energy...

Economic Committee - East West Trade

Executive Secretariat

This series is comprised of memoranda addressed to Secretaries of Delegation, i.e. Council, and relate to questions examined in Council as well as administrative matters, including appointments of Permanent Representatives and high officials of the Organization, and administrative arrangements for Ministerial Meetings. These memoranda also serve as cover notes for forwarding reports or letters from other political or military bodies ...

Executive Secretariat (1971 - 2003)

Executive Secretary

This series is comprised of memoranda addressed to Secretaries of Delegation, and relate to questions examined in Council as well as administrative matters, including appointments of Permanent Representatives and high officials of the Organisation, and administrative arrangements for Ministerial Meeting. These memoranda also serve as cover notes for transmitting reports or letters from other political or military bodies, or from a de...

Executive Secretariat (1952 - 1970)

Executive Working Group on the Study of Alliance Defence Problems for the 1970s

The documents of the AC/281 series are chiefly reports, studies and questionnaires produced, in the course of drafting the AD 70 report,by the Executive Working Group and its subordinate bodies, various committees and working groups, the divisions of the International Staff, the International Military Staff, member nations and commands, as well as programmes of work, discussions and results of meetingsof the Working Group.The documen...

Executive Working Group on the Study of Alliance Defence Problems for the 1970s

Expert Working Group on Manpower

The documents in the AC/36(M) chronological series contain activity reports, annual reviews and reports on the issue of manpower. Various questionnaires were sent to the member countries. The replies to the questionnaire on manpower mobilization in the armed forces and civil defence services (see AC/36-D/32) have been kept. Another questionnaire on the same topic was issued to supplement the first (see AC/36(M)D/5). There are also qu...

Expert Working Group on Manpower

Financial and Economic Board

FEB series mainly contain records from the meetings of the Board; documents and memoranda on national defence burdens, seaborne import requirements, armament production in Europe, aircraft production, raw and scarce materials; and notes on national defence programmes and FEB meetings.

Financial and Economic Board

Index of Standing Group documents

The SG dealt with 265 topics related to unified defence in the North Atlantic region (see ISGP-2-52). Each topic was defined, then information was requested and actions proposed.Major issues included the creation of an integrated European defence force, the creation of SHAPE, regional defence planning, information security and infrastructure.

ISGP - Standing Group

Informal Staff Planners Memoranda

Used for the exchange of views on a strictly planning level and never used for seeking or giving official guidance.

Standing Group and Commanders of the Standing Group Liaison Offices

Infrastructure Committee

The documents in the AC/4 chronological series present all the aspects of NATO infrastructure: • Infrastructure programmes: The NATO infrastructure slices were discussed, at their beginning and throughout their completion, in the Committee. Progress on the projects was analysed, status reports were produced and administrative procedures were followed. The International Staff issued reports on the infrastructure slices under way. New ...

Infrastructure Committee

International Military Staff Memorandum

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

All IMS Divisions but mostly EXCOCELL

International Military Staff Memorandum - Secretariat

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Secretariat and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

Secretariat of the IMS (Currently Executive Coordinator - EXCO)

International Military Staff Working Memorandum

A draft document was covered by an IMSWM and issued to the MlLREPs by the IMS. The covering memorandum explained the background and specified clearly what action the MlLREPs were asked to take. A target date for replies was quoted and, to give adequate time for consultation with National Authorities, this was not normally less than six weeks from the date on which MlLREPs received the document. If the normal period of six weeks for r...

All IMS Divisions but mostly EXCOCELL

International Staff Team on Additional Aircraft Production

The AC/22 series includes the report on the meeting of the Staff Team, a copy of the statement made by the United States representative in the Council and an information notice for delegates. The series also contains a report on the funding requested by individual nations, as well as the number of aircraft recommended by NATO staff, compared against deficiencies and costing.

International Staff Team on Additional Aircraft Production

Joint Working Group on Production, Finance and Military Requirements Problems

The AC/8 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Joint Working Group. During these meetings the Joint Working Group discussed the problems surrounding defence production, such as military requirements and defence expenditure.The series also includes reports on the production, finance and military requirements problems, and the terms of reference for the Statistical Coordinating and Screening Committee.

Joint Working Group on Production, Finance and Military Requirements Problems

Legal Working Group on Reciprocal Engagements between members of NATO and members of EDC

The AC/14 chronological series reports on the work of the Legal Working Group and its relations with the Council Deputies. It contains copies of the draft texts produced by the Delegations of the United Kingdom, France and the United States that were discussed by the Council Deputies, who requested a revision. Special attention is paid to Articles 3, 4 and especially 5 and 6 of the North Atlantic Treaty (see D-D(52)35-FINAL and AC/14...

Legal Working Group on Reciprocal Engagements between members of NATO and members of EDC

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group Memoranda

The D/SECY(LMPT) documents were the memoranda sent by Mr J.B. Oldfield, a British colonel and LMPT Deputy Secretary.They are a record of a meeting between General Foulkes and the SG about Canada's decision to reduce its contribution to the SG budget.

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group

London Branch Standing Group Secretariat Memoranda

The LBSG sent around one hundred memoranda (bearing the same acronym) to the Standing Group in Washington, to several regional planning groups and various services and managers in London.These memoranda were mainly of an administrative and organizational nature. They were produced in 1951 and 1952 and dealt with the organization of the LBSG, the management of correspondence and documents, security procedures and the move to Paris.The...

London Branch Standing Group

Long Term Planning for the 1960’s (Ten Years Plans)

TYP series consist of 36 records mainly containing memoranda from the Secretary General and national contributions from Delegations with recommendations and comments on the four main items of the Long-Term Planning Report for the 1960’s: Political Consultation, The Competence and Objectives of NATO in the Economic Field, Psychological Action and Emergency Planning.

Long-Term Planning Report for the 1960’s

MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna

The AGV series consists of reports prepared by the Chairman of the MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna which were then circulatedby the Secretary General to the members of the NATO Council. The reports were issued on a weekly basis and summarized the various discussions taking place in Vienna.

MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna

Memoranda of the Office of the Standing Group Representative

The chronological series is divided into two categories.The SGREPs contain information relating to: administrative issues (organization of meetings, the Liaison Office's annual report, personnel management, budget management and management of classified documentation) military issues (defence planning, exercises, yearly force and infrastructure review)The SGREP-MISCs report on: negotiations with the USSR regarding nuclear tests ...

SGREP - Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO / 1952-1956) and Office of the Standing Group Representative (SGREP / 1956-1967)

Memoranda of Vice-Admiral R.M. Dick

The two remaining RMD documents are of an administrative nature. They were produced in 1954 in the name of Vice-Admiral Dick, who was SGLO representative at that time. They deal with the annual review and the NATO Defence College.

Standing Group Liaison Office - Vice-Admiral R.M. Dick

Military Committee Memoranda (MCM) Series

The series includes memoranda by the Military Committee between 1949 and 1959. The first seven documents of the Memorandum series were listed as MM documents and are organized in the NATO Military Memoranda Series.

MCM - Military Committee

Military Committee Series

The series includes directives, memoranda, notes, reports, corrigenda, resolutions and decisions by the Military Committee.

Military Committee Series

Military Committee Working Memorandum

These were temporarily used during 1966-1967. They included topics such as France’s continued participation in NATO, appointment of directors and other general officers, infrastructure reports, military planning factors, various studies, meeting schedules and summaries, and other topics and reports.

All Standing Group Divisions

Military Memoranda (MM) Series

The subject series includes memoranda as an outcome of the first meeting of the Military Committee in 1949. The documents consist of proposals, one directive, and meeting minutia generally regarding the establishment of procedures for the committee.

MM - Military Committee

Military Production and Supply Board

The MPSB series comprises directives, notes, reports by members of the Military Production and Supply Board (Chairman, Secretary, representatives of Treaty signatories), members of the Permanent Working Staff and delegations. They trace the discussions and decisions of Board meetings.They show how the Board was set up and make clear its workings and activities and its links with the military entities and the Financial and Economic Co...

Military Production and Supply Board

Military Representatives Committee Memoranda

The Memoranda Series includes MRC Memoranda created between 1953 and 1957. Many of the documents are reports on military programs, strategy plans or major issues and were sent to or sent from the Military Committee and the North Atlantic Council.

MRM - Military Committee

Military Representatives Committee Subject Files

The Military Representatives Committee issued documents including Decisions, Reports, Proposals and Memoranda on a variety of topics, such as the establishment of the Military Representatives Committee, activities of the Standing Group, Medium Term Military Planning and Goals, Naval Control of Commercial Shipping, NATO Military restructuring, NATO Exercise costs, Logistics and Command Organisation.

MRC - Military Committee

Military Staff Memorandum

The normal form of written communication at staff level within the IMS or from IMS members to staff members outside the IMS. The views in these documents are those of the originator and do not carry the authority nor reflect the official view of the Director of any IMS division/office. Used to convey summary staff reports of meetings, conferences, working groups, etc., to interested staff agencies.

All Standing Group and IMS Divisions

Military Staff Memorandum - Logistics

The normal form of written communication at staff level within the IMS from the Logistics Division to staff members outside the IMS. The views in these documents are those of the originator and do not carry the authority nor reflect the official view of the Director of any IMS division/office. Used to convey summary staff reports of meetings, conferences, working groups, etc., to interested staff agencies.

Logistics Division

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Working Group

While the Council, the Senior Political Committee, the Military Committee and other Military Authorities were involved in setting out NATO's position in the negotiations, most of the detailed work on MBFR was carried out by the Working Group and its sub groups. It developed models of reduction and provided technical analysis and evaluation to the North Atlantic Council on matters related to MBFR. It also supervised the work of the va...

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Working Group

NATO International Information Conference

The AC/1 series consists of the Conference agenda, statements and speeches given on that occasion, resolutions which were discussed and a press release.The records deal with the role of the NATO Information Service and of the various national Information Services, the information technologies and resources used to raise awareness of NATO, the nature and scope of Soviet propaganda, counter-propaganda and elements impacting on the mora...

NATO International Information Conference

NATO Pipeline Committee

The records in the AC/112 series deal with the following subjects: general organization of the NATO Pipeline System; financial responsibility for its operation and maintenance; matters involving taxes and customs duties; linefills; pipeline safety; transportation and distribution of POL products in wartime; requests for civilian use of pipeline segments; terms and conditions of service; status of personnel, etc. Also contained in the...

NATO Pipeline Committee

NATO Press Releases

The Series includes a large collection of NATO Press Releases from 1961 to the Present, including official meeting notices, advisories, decisions, speeches, background information, comments, and statements made by press officers, the secretary general and ministers from NATO nations. The series also includes communiqués from the Defence Planning Group, the Eurogroup, NATO Ministerial meetings, the Special Consultative Group, the Nucl...

PR - Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)

NATO Publications

The PDD Series contains NATO’s official publications from the organisation’s founding until the present.The largest section of the Series includes regularly updated and published Handbooks, which were used to describe the history, goals and functions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Fonds also includes speeches, articles, documents, brochures, pamphlets and informational guides that were collected and published by PDD.

Publications - Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)

North Atlantic Council, 1st to 9th sessions

The documents in the series C1 to C9 contain the Council's production during the first 29 months of its existence, prior to the establishment of the International Staff. After the ninth session, the Council continued its document production with a new referencing system, i.e. C-M(52)1, C-R(52)1, etc.Document series C1 contains all the documents produced for the Council's first session, C2 for the second and so forth. For each session...

North Atlantic Studies Committee

AC/151 series records mainly consist of documents and working papers containing proposals for studies of interest to NATO made by professors, progress reports on NATO fellows and minutes of conferences of teachers of public international law.

North Atlantic Studies Committee

Nuclear Defence Affairs Committee

The NDAC series records contain information about all aspects of nuclear issues that were of concern to NATO. Many of the records comment on or directly reflect the work of the NPG. This includes discussions about issues related to strategic and tactical nuclear forces, anti-ballistic missiles, atomic demolition munitions, the deployment of nuclear weapons and forces in Europe, and arrangements with host countries. The NDAC records a...

Nuclear Defence Affairs Committee

Political Committee

AC/119 series records contain information on East-West relations and reports on the evolution of each satellite country and its relations with the Soviet Union. The series also contains documents on the relations of NATO countries with Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia (e.g.: economic aid in 1957-1958, the emigration of Hungarian refugees following the events of 1956 in Hungary; the events in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and in Poland in ...

Political Committee

Political Working Group

AC/2 series records mainly address the political, military and economic situation in the USSR and the satellite countries (GDR, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Poland and Czechoslovakia). The military situation in the Balkans is also mentioned. The series also contains considerations regarding Swiss neutrality during periods of East-West tension. Finally, NATO’s reorganization is discussed, and a comparison of NATO and the USSR ...

Political Working Group

Private Office of the Secretary General

Originally this series covered various types of correspondence, from private letters to memoranda addressed to delegations or to other NATO bodies. In the early 1970's a new series (SG) was created to cover personal communications by the Secretary General, and it was decided that PO memoranda would be used for formal documents addressed to Permanent Representatives for information or decision regarding the work of the Council. PO mem...

Private Office of the Secretary General

Record Military Committee

This series includes meeting records by the Military Committee Chiefs of Staff (MC/CS) and the Military Committee in Permanent Session (MC/PS) between 1949 and 1959.

RECORD - Military Committee

Record of Meetings of the Standing Group

The issues dealt with were of a military and organizational nature, in particular: the review of defence planning and force requirements, the preparation of military exercises, the organization of regional area commands, the establishment of new SG working groups or agencies, the management and protection of informationFor all these issues, the SG published its decisions (approval, revision, request for further study) through d...

RECORD - Standing Group

Records of meetings of the Director of the Standing Group

RECORD-DSG documents were records of working meetings chaired by the SG Director. They dealt with the day-to-day management of the SG and its subordinate groups (meeting agendas, secretariat...) and were signed by the Director.

RECORD - Director of the Standing Group

Relocation Group

Documents in the AC/267 series address the measures taken by the Relocation Group regarding the Conversion of Evere into a Permanent Headquarters, based on the instructions of the Council. The series contains: Documents which discuss building requirements (with respect to additional buildings, modifications and supplementary facilities, and embellishments) including visual representation of proposed works, Decision Sheets noting the ...

Relocation Group

Science Committee

Documents in the AC/137 chronological series address the various fields of scientific research. The series includes documents on research training opportunities (research grants being awarded, student exchanges within NATO) and scientific cooperation among NATO nations,in particular through the exchange of scientific intelligence and the coordination of civil and military research. The fields studied are oceanography, meteorology, de...

Science Committee

Security Committee

The records in the AC/35 series contain drafts and opinions from the members of the Security Committee. They trace the discussions and results of the meetings of the Committee with regard to the security system at NATO. The records in the AC/35 series deal with security arrangements within NATO, the proposed review and implementation thereof, and the plans and inspection reports of the security arrangements put in place in the variou...

Security Committee

Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee

The records in the AC/98 chronological series report on the work of the SCEPC and its relations with the working groups and planning boards and committees which came under it.It contains mainly the reports of these Working Groups and the summaries thereof prepared by the SCEPC. These reports were discussed at SCEPC meetings. The series also contains the replies by NATO member nations to questions raised by the SCEPC with respect to c...

Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee

Senior Communications-Electronics Group

Documents in the AC/260 series address the creation and scope of the Senior Communications-Electronics Group. The series contains Documents, Decision Sheets, Notes, Records and Working Papers detailing the legal, financial and technical aspects of a NATO Satellite Programme.

Senior Communications-Electronics Group

SHAPE Historical Office

The documents of the SHAPE historical office center around the production of an Annual History, known as the SHAPE History. Documents from this series include the history itself and the background material (footnotes) used in its production.

SHAPE Historical Office

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