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History of SHAPE

The following sections contain an overview of the history of Allied Command Operations and its predecessors Allied Command Europe and Allied Command Atlantic.  They are in chronological order, but you can jump to whatever era interests you.  We have attempted to make this historical overview as accurate as possible, but the views here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of SHAPE or NATO.
For additional material on NATO's history, including rare historic documentary films, see the "NATO Declassified" section of the NATO Headquarters website. 

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