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Cold War-era kits on surviving nuclear fallout unearthed by historian. Posted In the early 1960s Washington was a city on edge and the threat of a nuclear attack was not far from the minds of the powerful.

Cold War-era kits on surviving nuclear fallout unearthed by historian

It was a threat considered so real that boxes of medical supplies were distributed across America — intended to aid survivors of an attack for the days and weeks after the blast. But the blast never came and for decades the supplies that officials hoped would save their compatriots gathered dust, forgotten in an attic in the nation's capital. Until they caught the eye of Senate photo historian Heather Moore. Ms Moore was with a colleague cleaning out their storage space when dozens of boxes stacked in a neighbouring locker were about to be thrown out. "These were just stacked in the attic in this locker, and we didn't know really what was going on," Ms Moore said.

"The door was open and things had been rifled through. "We came back the next morning and literally the crew was there to throw out these boxes. The Cold War Timeline Infographic - VFW Southern Conference. 17 best images about Cold War on Pinterest. Berlin Wall: How the Wall came down, as it happened 25 years ago. The Berlin Wall has collapsed.

Berlin Wall: How the Wall came down, as it happened 25 years ago

This entire era in the history of the socialist system is over. After the PUWP [Polish Communist party] and the HSWP [Hungarian party] went Honecker. Today we received messages about the "retirement" of Deng Xiaopeng and Todor Zhivkov. Only our ‘best friends’ Castro, Ceauşescu, and Kim Il Sung are still around – people who hate our guts. That is what Gorbachev has done. Earlier the same morning, Marc Kusnetz, one of Tom Brokaw’s colleagues at NBC, goes back to his hotel to freshen up. Demonstrators pull down a segment of the Berlin wall at Brandenburg gate in 1989 00:05 In Britain, Fleet Street has long since sent out its front pages. East German border police at Checkpoint Charlie were surprised to learn yesterday that citizens could now travel to the West freely.

Au.pinterest. Au.pinterest. JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time. In January of 1961, as John F.

JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time

Kennedy’s inauguration approached, his would-be Secretary of the Interior suggested that the poet Robert Frost participate in the ceremony as the first inaugural poet. Eighty-six-year-old Frost telegrammed Kennedy with his signature elegance of wit: “If you can bear at your age the honor of being made president of the United States, I ought to be able at my age to bear the honor of taking some part in your inauguration.” He proceeded to deliver a beautiful ode to the dream of including the arts in government, which touched Kennedy deeply. Frost died exactly two years later, in January of 1963. That fall, Amherst College invited the President to speak at an event honoring the beloved poet. This original recording of the speech, while short in length, is endlessly ennobling in substance.

Strength takes many forms, and the most obvious forms are not always the most significant. Au.pinterest. 1000+ ideas about Cold War Propaganda on Pinterest. CIA Releases Declassified Maps from 75 Years of Intelligence Cartography. The Cartography Center of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) started in October of 1941 with hand-drawn maps that plotted the geographic data of World War II.

CIA Releases Declassified Maps from 75 Years of Intelligence Cartography

The Center today harnesses more advanced, digital technologies, but the goal remains the same: to visually convey data in a way that will be understandable for a broad intelligence audience. For the Center’s 75th anniversary, the CIA announced last month that it was releasing several albums of declassified maps, which represent its decades of activity, onto Flickr. The history of the Cuban Missile Crisis - Matthew A. Jordan. October 27, known as Black Saturday, was the most complicated and paramount day of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The history of the Cuban Missile Crisis - Matthew A. Jordan

On this day Major Rudolf Anderson was shot down over Cuba, a U-2 spy plane was lost over Soviet Airspace, and Kennedy and Dobrynin had their midnight meeting to discuss the end to this crisis. Many participants in the crisis have their views and interpretations of the events. Take a close look at each of the members’ recollection about October 27 to help explain the thought process of ending the crisis. Start here. The Cuban Missile Crisis has more videos, speeches and photos to take a look at to learn more about this historic standoff.

Looking for some primary sources on this topic? Cold War Learning Stations. The Presidency and the Cold War. GCSE Bitesize - The Cold War. National Cold War Exhibition. January 11 Jan - A ceasefire was announced in Greece between government forces and ELAS guerrillas; this agreement was confirmed by the government on 12 February. 4 Feb - Yalta Conference where Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin meet to discuss terms of German surrender and the boundaries and governments in post war Eastern Europe. 12 Apr - President F D Roosevelt dies and is succeeded by Harry S Truman.

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