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The Cold War

The Bay of Pigs Invasion: Why It Failed

The Bay of Pigs Invasion: Why It Failed

The following article on the Bay of Pigs Invasion is an excerpt from Warren Kozak’s Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In March, just two months into the Kennedy administration, Air Force...
Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fall of the Berlin Wall

At the end of World War Two Germany had been partitioned into four sectors controlled by America, Britain, France and Russia. Berlin had been similarly partitioned. In 1949 the American, British and French sectors had been combined to form West Germany a capitalist...
The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

On 14th October 1962 a US spy plane flying over Cuba reported the installation of Russian nuclear missile bases. The picture (left) is one of those taken from the spy plane and clearly shows missile transporter trailers and tents where fuelling and maintenance took...
Hungarian Revolution

Hungarian Revolution

Following the death of Josef Stalin in 1953 many European communist countries developed liberal reformist factions. In Hungary the reformist Imre Nagy became Prime Minister but his attempts at reform were thwarted by Rákosi General Secretary of the Communist party....

The Cold War Timeline

The Cold War Date Summary Detailed Information February 4th – 11th 1945 Yalta Conference Meeting between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin to decide what would happen at the end of the war. Topics discussed included – Partitioning of Germany Fate of Poland...