Cold War

Are Combat Deaths Receding?

by Daniel Russ on December 11, 2014

    Angolan Children Troops (Getty Images)   .I think about the fact that in a single evening, the Germans dropped 1000 tons of ordinance on Stalingrad and killed  an estimated 40,000 Russian men, women and children. In an 8 day and 8 night raid beginning on July 24th, 1943, 42,600 residents of Hamburg died […]

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The Night Goldsboro, North Carolina Was Almost Vaporized.

by Daniel Russ on September 26, 2014

  .   January 1961. The Cold War is on fire, effulgent, clandestine, and deadly. The nuclear Triad, the three ways we intended to deliver atomic weaponry consisted of the hardened land silos, submarines, and of course the Strategic Air Command, nuclear weapons in the bomb bays of bombers that stayed in the air around […]

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Cold War Nuclear Warhead Diagrams.

January 16, 2013

                        Source: Bing Images Related Posts:Are Combat Deaths Receding?The Night Goldsboro, North Carolina Was Almost Vaporized.One Of The Most Significant UFO Sightings In History.The Corkscrew Tank.Cold War Bomber Intercepts

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One Of The Most Significant UFO Sightings In History.

November 13, 2012

  B-52 Radarscope Photo Indicating UFO   Nuclear Weapons were wielded by three portions of the United States military during the Cold War. The Navy carried nukes on submarines and the US Army operated fixed silos. The third leg of the nuclear triad was the Strategic Air Command that carried nukes in the air 24/7 […]

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The Corkscrew Tank.

October 25, 2012

    Here is one of the funniest success stories I have ever read in military technology. The Russians were extremely creative, if not always elegant. I mean there was no fahrfegnugen in a Russian tank. Essentially a poor country, their engineering was embedded with a deep sense of practicality. The Russians were also painfully […]

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Cold War Bomber Intercepts

August 22, 2012

During the Cold War, Soviet and US bomber aircraft often probed the defenses of each other by flying into each other’s airspace or close to it. When a bomber went up on either side, a fighter went up to escort them out. So I found this great website called AcesFlyingHigh. Here are some great photos […]

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Cold War Missile Silo Homes.

June 13, 2012

      In the 1960s, Americans and the United States military and public information establishment went underground to find protection from the looming threat of Soviet nuclear missiles. Nuclear missile silos were built all over north America. These structures were massive seven to ten story launch facilities that held a rocket, a warhead, targeting […]

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Creepy Imagined Atomic Bomb Attack On Atlanta During Training Mission In 1950s Magazine.

May 8, 2012

The following is word for word, the article that appeared in the March 1956 edition of Modern Mechanix that imagines an atomic bomb dropped on my home town, Atlanta, Georgia       WE A-BOMBED ATLANTA “Out of the sky drops a tiny black speck, there is a blinding white flash, the city lies in […]

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The UFOs That Spooked Minot Air Force Base.

December 15, 2011

  For years the official and most recognizable organization that studied and catalogued UFO sightings was NICAP, or the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomenon. NICAP as closed down in the early seventies as subterfuge by government operatives sought to discredit the entire UFO phenomenon. But for a long time, NICAP was the group that […]

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President Kennedy’s Bomb Shelter.

December 14, 2011

The Cold War really scared people into thinking they had to build a bomb shelter that would shield them in the case a nuclear weapon was sent to their towns and cities. One was built for President Kennedy.

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Beware Object 279.

November 18, 2011

At the outset of the Cold War, weapons designers were hard at work on both sides of the Berlin Wall seeking to stay ahead of the other side in case total war did in fact break out. One of the big ideas in Russia was the survivability of tanks on the battlefield in light of […]

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Military Anecdote Day

October 9, 2009

“In 1962, when working for Reuters, Frederick Forsyth was posted to East Berlin where he nearly started the Third World War. Returning home late one night he found his path impeded by Soviet armoured divisions; tanks, rocket-launchers, motorised infantry, rumbling along the Karl Marx Allee in the deep dead of night. As soon as he […]

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Marshall Tito’s Eagle

August 27, 2009

  In the early 1980s, Romania and Yugoslavia decided to replace the J-21 Jastreb fighter bomber with an improved aircraft. It also replaced the F-84 Thunderjet which had been in use in Yugoslavian since the sixties. Dr. Engineer Teodor Zanfirescu of Romania and Colonel Vidoje Knezević of Yugoslavia formed YuRom, later SOKO, and built the […]

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MIG Alley. A Story of Numbers.

July 26, 2009

“History is written by the victors.” -Winston Churchill

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Operation Vittles. The Food Fight That Almost Started WWIII.

May 31, 2009
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A Soviet anti-aircraft artillery unit moved in front of the RAF field at Gatow and fired incendiary bullets at British aircraft in and around Gatow.

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