Category: COLD WAR

‘I’m still a sailor’ – Lohman, Mo., Veteran Discusses Lengthy Career in Cold War-Era Navy

By Jeremy P. Ämick, who writes on behalf of the Silver Star Families of America. For 22 years, Gary Elliott wore the uniform of a…

Intercept Saratoga – A Photo for Fidel Castro

War History Online Presents a Guest Blog from Author Miguel Vargas – Caba A Flight by the Crews of the 392nd ODRAP in search for the Aircraft…

When the Soviets Shot Down A U-2 Spyplane, The Cold War Turned Hot

The Lockheed U-2 also known as the “Dragon Lady” is a high altitude recon aircraft that was built in 1957 to gather a range of…

“A moment’s notice” – Veteran Discusses Cold War Service with Air Force’s Titan II Missiles

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and writes on behalf of the Silver Star…

BBC Devised a Plan to Continue Broadcasting in Case of a Nuclear War

There is no secret that the war hysteria was rife during the Cold War . The paranoia had gripped all sectors of public life as…

The Storm that Almost Ended the World

In the 1960s the United States and Russia weren’t on the best of terms, what with the whole Cold War thing going on and all.…

In the Trash – Berlin Wall Sections Found in German Landfill

When the Berlin Wall came down, some sections were left standing to commemorate the German nation’s 44-year long division that followed WWII. A reporter was…

Big Ivan: The World’s Biggest Bomb Ever Detonated – Tsar Bomba

The Soviet-made Big Ivan, more commonly known as the Tsar Bomba, holds the record for the biggest bomb in history and here’s why. Big Ivan…

Shocking Footage Of Nukes Being Tested On Marines (Watch)

The most terrible weapon ever created is, of course, the nuclear bomb. During the Second World War, both the Allies and Nazi Germany were working…

10 Chilling Facts About The MAD Doctrine – Mutually Assured Destruction

As a doctrine of national security and military strategy, Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) involves the full-scale usage of weapons of mass destruction by at least two opposing…

The Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Destruction

The Man Who Saved the World from Nuclear Destruction Remember, remember the 26th of September,when the unknown man becomes a defender.That could be the very…

The Tupolev TU-95RTs (Bear D) and theTU-142 (Bear F) in Cuba

War History Online presents this Guest Blog by Miguel Vargas-Caba The TU-95RTs (Bear D) In 1970 the Soviet Aviatsiya Voyenno-Morskogo Flota, or Naval Aviation felt…