Cold War: Stories from the Big Freeze

Cold War: Stories from the Big Freeze

The Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1962 the world came closer to nuclear war than ever before or since, as the United States and the Soviet Union...

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The Berlin Wall Crisis

As part of her series tracing the crucial turning-points of the early Cold War, Bridget Kendall tells the story of...

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The Congo Coup

In a series tracing decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall hears the story of the...

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The Hungarian Revolution

In October 1956, Hungarians marched peacefully in support of reform. Within hours, the protests had become a...

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Khrushchev's Thaw

In a series exploring decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall brings to life the...

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The Iran Coup

In a series tracing the decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall hears from three people...

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The East German Uprising

On June 17 1953, East German workers went on strike and demanded free elections. Within hours, Moscow ordered its...

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The H-Bomb

In a series tracing the decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall tells the story of the...

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McCarthyism

As part of her series tracing the crucial turning-points of the early Cold War, Bridget Kendall explores the personal...

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The Korean War

As part of her series tracing the crucial turning-points of the early Cold War, Bridget Kendall revisits the Korean...

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The Fall of Shanghai

In a series tracing the decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall tells the story of the...

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The Berlin Blockade

As part of her series tracing the crucial turning-points of the early Cold War, Bridget Kendall tells the story of...

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The 1948 Election in Italy

In a series tracing the decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall tells the story of the...

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The Czech Coup

In a series tracing the decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall tells the story of the...

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The Greek Civil War

In a series tracing the decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall tells the story of the...

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