NATO Declassified: Film Collection

5th June 2019

Following an extensive digitisation project commissioned by NATO, over 2000 titles of official footage are available for licensing via IWM Film. 

View our showreel above to see highlights from the digitised NATO film collection.

Comprising approximately 350 hours of film, explore official NATO documentaries and newsreel footage taken in the late 1940s through to the 1990s. This project is part of an exclusive global licensing distribution partnership between IWM and NATO, to mark 70 years since the creation of the military alliance.

Hidden gems include:

• colour footage of a divided Berlin in the 1960s
• signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949
• documentary film about how the alliance works


Find out More

Limited places are available at a drinks reception and screening on Wednesday 19 June 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm at IWM London (Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ). RSVPnatodeclassified@iwm.org.uk if you would like to attend.

We are in the process of ingesting the key films to IWM Film. Read more about the NATO film collection

For assistance with research or information about access to the collection, please contact: filmcommercial@iwm.org.uk

For updates of newly digitised material and IWM events for researchers, please sign up to our collection licensing enews