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Macmillan’s secret role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, August 24, 2012

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.

Macmillan’s secret role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Berlin Wall - BBC Archive now available online

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A terrific resource from the BBC archive has recently been updated and upgraded.  The Berlin Wall archive contains a rich collections of video and audio clips explaining the entire history of the Berlin Wall.  An essential AV resource.

Visit the BBC Archive on the Berlin Wall

Revision Video - Solidarity in Poland

The Polish challenge to the Soviets from Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union is described in this 10 minute You Tube video.

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History Videos - Cold War - Checkpoint Charlie

Friday, October 16, 2009

This excellent short CNN video tells the story of Checkpoint Charlie…

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History Videos - The Berlin Airlift

This ten-minute newsreel video tells the “official” story of the Allied Berlin Airlift…

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