Much of the study of the Cuban Missile Crisis focuses on the Soviet–US confrontation. However, it is important to remember that the UK was the third nuclear party involved in the crisis. This excellent article from Total Politics examines the role played by the British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan during the Cuban Missile Crisis - it seems he was more closely involved than is typically thought.
A neat interactive timeline here charts the development of the arms race and subsquent negotiations and treaties on disarmament.
Test your knowledge of key names, events and concepts in the history of the Cold War with these four “wildcard”-style quizzes. We give you a partially completed term. Your task is to complete it.read more...»
Here is a collection of interactive multiple choice quizzes which help students test their knowledge of the Superpower conflicts:read more...»
Here is a new resource that will help with student revision of the Cold War for GCSE Historyread more...»
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For anyone studying or teaching the Cold War the links below should help.
Useful timelines and quizzes
A good general history site and links
The BBC’s minisite
CNN’s contribution made to accompany a TV series
A typically excellent offering from the National Archives
The conflict broken down into topics