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Bridget Kendall presents an oral history tracing decisive moments of the Cold War.

The Cold War is one of the furthest-reaching and longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. It spanned the globe - from Greece to China, Hungary to Cuba - and lasted for almost half a century. It has shaped political relations to this day, drawing new physical and ideological boundaries between East and West.

Bridget Kendall explores the Cold War through the eyes of those who experienced it first-hand. This landmark series draws on exclusive interviews with individuals who lived through the conflict's key events, offering a variety of perspectives that reveal how the Cold War was experienced by ordinary people. From pilots making food drops during the Berlin Blockade and Japanese fishermen affected by H-bomb testing, to families fleeing the Korean War and children whose parents were victims of McCarthy's Red Scare, Cold War covers the full geographical and historical reach of the conflict. This is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand how the tensions of the last century have shaped the modern world, and what it was like to live through them.

1. The Greek Civil War

2. The Czech Coup

3. The 1948 Election in Italy

4. The Berlin Blockade

5. The Fall of Shanghai

6. The Korean War

7. McCarthyism

8. The H-Bomb

9. The East German Uprising

10. The Iran Coup

11. Khrushchev's Thaw

12. The Hungarian Revolution

13. The Congo Coup

14. The Berlin Wall Crisis

15. The Cuban Missile Crisis

16. The Fall of Khrushchev

17. The Chinese Cultural Revolution

18. The Prague Spring

19. America's Vietnam War

20. The Coup in Chile

21. The Fall of Saigon

22. Ostpolitik

23. The Angolan Civil War

24. The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

25. The Birth of Solidarity in Poland

26. The New Cold War

27. Gorbachev's Perestroika

28. The Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification

29. The Baltic Singing Revolution

30. The Collapse of the Soviet Union

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
NARRATOR
BK
Bridget Kendall
LENGTH
06:59
hr min
RELEASED
2018
September 6
PUBLISHER
BBC Digital Audio
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
416.5
MB