Please Sign this petition to Authorize the Award of the Cold War Service Medal. It's a worthwhile effort.
I've been picking up bits and pieces of memorabilia from the Cold War. They are Soviet, U.S. and German (East and West). I also have a warm interest in the Berlin Airlift, and you will see items related to this historic event as well.
I have written up a small piece on Berlin; the information is mostly geared towards those who wish to travel there.
Highly-Recommended Cold War Links
- Berlin Wall For an excellent in-depth view of the Berlin Wall, visit Heiko Burkhardt's Berlin Wall. Thank you, Heiko, for the Russian translations on this site.
- A Student's Guide to Air Warfare A fascinating look at 20th century warfare by air, courtesy of Molly Reedas.
- A Resource Guide to the Cold War Many thanks to Arden Doern and the girls in the Social Studies class at Valley Charter School for recommending this invaluable Cold War resource!
- Cold War International History Project The CWIHP project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Recognized leader of international research projects on the Cold War.
- Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation The creation of a flying museum, memorial, and classroom to preserve the memory of the great Berlin Airlift of 1948 - 49 was begun in November of 1988. This museum took the form of the Douglas C-54 "Spirit of Freedom". Read about their efforts to preserve these Airlift aircraft.
- The Cold War Museum Founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch.
- Cold War Resources from Surveillance-video.com. (Thanks Helen)
- Online School Resources: The Cold War Timeline A fascinating and detailed look into the events that started the whole thing. (Thanks Kristin)
- and . . . if you want to read the best Cold War novels ever written, look no further than Len Deighton's "Bernard Sampson" novels.
Last revision: 16 January, 2013
First date online: 05 May, 1997