The Century of Warfare

Season 1 Episode 21

The Iron Curtain - Cold War 1946 - 1989

Aired Unknown Jan 02, 1994 on A&E
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The Iron Curtain - Cold War 1946 - 1989
Despite the enormous devastation and tragic loss of life during the Second World War, in the aftermath Europe still found itself divided into two armed camps. The wartime Allies soon fell out and worsening relations between East and West cast long shadows. In the wake of Russia's lowering of 'The Iron Curtain' came the Cold War and an unprecedented arms race.This programme charts the almost suicidal growth of strategic forces and nuclear arsenals in both the East and West, and the challenges these ?deterrents' were to pose to the leaders of the world's superpowers.* Judgement at Nuremberg * The Berlin Airlift* Cuban Missile Crisis * The Berlin Wall* Star Warsmoreless

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