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General Sir Adrian BradshawAs part of the Chelsea History Festival, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, the current Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and formerly NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, shares insights on the current strategic security challenges facing the world’s largest military alliance.

This informative talk looks back at the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), exploring its origins, investigating its role and detailing some key interventions since its inception in 1949. General Bradshaw will then reflect on current and developing geo-political tensions affecting NATO today, and how they might be informed by historical events.

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