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Award-winning real stories of the Cold War told by those who were there. Every week we interview an eyewitness of the Cold War.
Across soldiers, spies, civilians, and others, we aim to cover the whole range of Cold War experiences. Hosts Ian Sanders, James Chilcott, and Peter Ryan bring your ears into the heart of the Cold War.
Reading a history book is one thing, but hearing a human voice, with every breath, hesitation and intonation brings a whole new dimension to understanding what it was like to be there.
We cover subjects such as spies, spying, the Iron Curtain, nuclear weapons, warfare, tanks, jet aircraft, fighters, bombers, transport aircraft, aviation, culture, and politics.
We also cover personalities such as Fidel Castro, JFK, Ronald Reagan, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Mikhail Gorbachev, Konstantin Chernenko, Margaret Thatcher, John F. Kennedy, Josef Stalin, Richard Nixon, Lech Walesa, General Jaruzelski, Nicolae Ceaușescu.
Other subjects include Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, West Berlin, East Berlin, Cuban missile Crisis, Berlin Airlift, Bay of Pigs, SALT, Perestroika, Space Race, superpower, USSR, Soviet Union, DDR, GDR, East Germany, SDI, Vietnam War, Korean War, Solidarność, Fall of the Wall, Berliner Mauer, Trabant, Communist, Capitalist, Able Archer, KGB, Stasi, STB, SB, Securitate, CIA, NSA, MI5, MI6, Berlin Wall, escape, defection, Cuba, Albania, football, sport, Bulgaria, Soviet Union, Poland, China, Taiwan, Austria, West Germany, Solidarity, espionage, HUMINT, SIGINT, OSINT, IMINT, GEOINT, RAF, USAF, British Army, US Army, Red Army, Soviet Army, Afghanistan, NVA, East German Army, KAL007, T-72, T-64, Chieftain, M60
The podcast is for military veterans, school teachers, university lecturers, students and those interested in Cold War history, museums, bunkers, weapons, AFVs, wargaming, planes, A Level, GCSE students

Cold War Conversations Ian Sanders

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Award-winning real stories of the Cold War told by those who were there. Every week we interview an eyewitness of the Cold War.
Across soldiers, spies, civilians, and others, we aim to cover the whole range of Cold War experiences. Hosts Ian Sanders, James Chilcott, and Peter Ryan bring your ears into the heart of the Cold War.
Reading a history book is one thing, but hearing a human voice, with every breath, hesitation and intonation brings a whole new dimension to understanding what it was like to be there.
We cover subjects such as spies, spying, the Iron Curtain, nuclear weapons, warfare, tanks, jet aircraft, fighters, bombers, transport aircraft, aviation, culture, and politics.
We also cover personalities such as Fidel Castro, JFK, Ronald Reagan, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Mikhail Gorbachev, Konstantin Chernenko, Margaret Thatcher, John F. Kennedy, Josef Stalin, Richard Nixon, Lech Walesa, General Jaruzelski, Nicolae Ceaușescu.
Other subjects include Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, West Berlin, East Berlin, Cuban missile Crisis, Berlin Airlift, Bay of Pigs, SALT, Perestroika, Space Race, superpower, USSR, Soviet Union, DDR, GDR, East Germany, SDI, Vietnam War, Korean War, Solidarność, Fall of the Wall, Berliner Mauer, Trabant, Communist, Capitalist, Able Archer, KGB, Stasi, STB, SB, Securitate, CIA, NSA, MI5, MI6, Berlin Wall, escape, defection, Cuba, Albania, football, sport, Bulgaria, Soviet Union, Poland, China, Taiwan, Austria, West Germany, Solidarity, espionage, HUMINT, SIGINT, OSINT, IMINT, GEOINT, RAF, USAF, British Army, US Army, Red Army, Soviet Army, Afghanistan, NVA, East German Army, KAL007, T-72, T-64, Chieftain, M60
The podcast is for military veterans, school teachers, university lecturers, students and those interested in Cold War history, museums, bunkers, weapons, AFVs, wargaming, planes, A Level, GCSE students

    Borderlands and Battles: A Finnish Town's Cold War Story

    Borderlands and Battles: A Finnish Town's Cold War Story

    Timo takes us to the remote Finnish border town of Kuusamo. He paints a vivid picture of a childhood overshadowed by his grandparent’s memories of their home lost during World War II and their proximity to the Soviet Union.
    As a child, he was fascinated by the invisible line that marked the end of the world— the heavily guarded border with the USSR. Timo recounts a tense encounter with border guards while visiting his grandparents, and his meeting with a Soviet escaper.
    He travels to Moscow and Eastern Europe as a young man which further fuels his curiosity about life on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Timo recalls the austere streets of Prague to the bureaucratic maze in Budapest and a harrowing night at the Romanian border.
    Timo’s book “Tanks & Roaches” is only currently available in Finnish, Estonian and Slovak but can be purchased via our episode extras page here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode333/
    The fight to preserve Cold War history continues and via a simple monthly donation, you will give me the ammunition to continue to preserve Cold War history. You’ll become part of our community, get ad-free episodes, and get a sought-after CWC coaster as a thank you and you’ll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.
    Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
    If a monthly contribution is not your cup of tea, we welcome one-off donations via the same link.
    Find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life! Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/
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    00:00 Intro
    01:26 Timo's early life
    04:41 Timo's grandparents' experiences of World War II
    08:59 Incidents of people coming over the border
    08:56 Estonian man's escape
    28:32 Timo's trip to Moscow with his father in 1977
    32:03 Finns remaining in areas handed over to the Soviet Union
    39:34 Visits to Prague, Hungary and Romania
    41:34 First Impressions of Prague
    43:18 The challenges of Hungarian visitor registration
    45:49 Trouble getting into Romania from Hungary
    54:37 Polish smugglers on the train
    59:04 Timo's fascination with Estonia.
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    Introducing the Jordan Harbinger Show

    Introducing the Jordan Harbinger Show

    The Jordan Harbinger Show is an award winning podcast with some fascinating recent episodes. I hope you give it a listen.

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    Australian Cold War Maritime Air Patrols

    Australian Cold War Maritime Air Patrols

    Leigh joined the RAAF in 1978 to train as a pilot but was scrubbed after a few months and transitioned to training as an Air Electronics Officer (AEO) at the RAAF School of Air Navigation.
    He flew on the P-3C Orion and was employed in operations across the Indo-Pacific region on maritime patrol surveillance operations in the region - which included both usual surface surveillance of the region and operations alongside the US against Soviet submarines transiting the area.
    He also had the opportunity to track Soviet SSBNs in the NE Pacific operating with the US Navy.
    He details many incidents during his career including an “archaeological” mission, accidentally causing a diplomatic incident, as well as monitoring the splash-down and recovery of re-entry vehicles used to test the heat tiles for the Soviet Buran space shuttle.
    I’m delighted to welcome Leigh Collins to our Cold War Conversation.
    Episode extras including book recommendations, videos and photos here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode332/
    The fight to preserve Cold War history continues and via a simple monthly donation, you will give me the ammunition to continue to preserve Cold War history. You’ll become part of our community, get ad-free episodes, and get a sought-after CWC coaster as a thank you and you’ll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.
    Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
    If a monthly contribution is not your cup of tea, we welcome one-off donations via the same link.
    Find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life! Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/
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    00:00 Intro
    01:49 Early interest in aviation and the military
    02:47 Aspirations in the RAAF
    04:08 Failure as a pilot
    06:43 Length of Orion missions
    09:05 Soviet naval activity around Australia in the 1980s
    16:52 RAF 617 Squadron held their annual reunion in Australia
    20:42 Use of GPS on the Orion
    24:23 Use of astral navigation using a Sextant
    27:59 Viewing the cockpit of the Vulcan
    31:10 Monitoring a Russian diesel submarine
    33:13 Soviet trawlers during exercises
    34:23 Exercise Silent Pearl
    43:49 Soviet Buran Space shuttle test bed recoveries
    52:52 Incident just out of Darwin where the crew ditched
    56:50 Operation Gateway, Australia's long-standing anti-piracy operation
    01:03:39 Threat of China during the cold war
    01:07:53 September 1993 deployment as a submarine observer
    01:12:23 Leigh worked with Sue Boyd from episode 151
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    • 1 時間26分
    A traumatic childhood journey from Cold War Poland to the United States

    A traumatic childhood journey from Cold War Poland to the United States

    In this deeply personal episode, our guest, Norbert, vividly recounts his traumatic childhood journey from Cold War Poland to the United States.
    With vivid recollections, he describes the struggles of his parents amid food shortages and the poignant decision of the family to leave everything behind for an uncertain future in the United States.
    We also explore the cultural shock and the struggle to find identity in a new world, as Norbert navigates life as a Polish immigrant in 1980s America. From his first bewildering day at an American school to his father's relentless work ethic in pursuit of the American dream, we witness the sacrifices and choices that shape an immigrant's life.
    Norbert's narrative unfolds against the backdrop of the Cold War, where his family's German heritage in Poland subjected them to suspicion and prejudice. Our episode starts with his Grandfather’s story in World War 2.
    Photos and video extras here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode331/
    The fight to preserve Cold War history continues and via a simple monthly donation, you will give me the ammunition to continue to preserve Cold War history. You’ll become part of our community, get ad-free episodes, and get a sought-after CWC coaster as a thank you and you’ll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.
    Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
    If a monthly contribution is not your cup of tea, we welcome one-off donations via the same link.
    Find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life! Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/ColdWarPod
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/coldwarconversations/
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    Planning for a Hot War in the Cold War

    Planning for a Hot War in the Cold War

    Dan served in the War Plans office of the US Army VII Corps working on counterattack plans and reorganization of the US Army’s General Defence Plan.
    He describes the debriefing of a Polish Special Forces operator who had defected to the West and who revealed surprising knowledge of US plans and order of battle.
    Dan also details his experiences on the Able Archer 83 exercise and his views about how dangerous that was.
    In addition to his work in the War Plans office, we discuss terror attacks on the US Army in West Germany including the bombing of the LaBelle disco in West Berlin where 2 US soldiers and one Turkish woman were killed and 79 wounded.
    The terrorist threat to US Forces was significant and this is highlighted by the attempted assassination of General Kroesen commander of United States Army Europe by the Red Army Faction aka The Baader-Meinhof Group. Dan describes his own experiences in the immediate aftermath of the attack., including the issuing of live ammunition to US Forces in the field.
    Extra info here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode330/
     0:00 Introduction
    1:32 Dan's Insights in the War Plans Office
    10:29 The defector's shocking intel on US plans
    18:13 Reflections on Able Archer 83
    24:33 Terrorism and the attack on the La Belle disco
    33:21 Red Army Faction attempted assassination of General Kroesen
    42:20 The impact of these events on US forces
    58:41 Dan's views on the sudden changes in Eastern Europe
    1:13:38 Podcast extras, appreciation for financial supporters, and closing remarks
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    The Picnic That Ripped Open The Iron Curtain

    The Picnic That Ripped Open The Iron Curtain

    In August 1989, a group of Hungarian activists did the unthinkable: they entered the forbidden militarised zone of the Iron Curtain - and held a picnic.
    Word had spread of what was going to happen. On wisps of rumour, thousands of East German 'holiday-makers' had made their way to the border between Hungary and Austria, awaiting an opportunity, fearing prison, surveilled by lurking Stasi agents.
    The stage was set for the greatest border breach in Cold War history: that day hundreds would cross from the Communist East to the longed-for freedom of the West. The fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Soviet Union - the so-called end of history - all would flow from those dramatic hours.
    Drawing on dozens of original interviews with those involved - activists and border guards, escapees and secret police, as well as the last Communist prime minister of Hungary Matthew Longo's book  "The Picnic - An Escape to Freedom and the Collapse of the Iron Curtain" reconstructs this world-shaping event and its tumultuous aftermath.
    Freedom had been won but parents had been abandoned and families divided. Love affairs faltered and new lives had to be built from scratch.
    The Picnic is the story of a moment when the tide of history turned. It shows how freedom can be both a dream and disillusionment and how all we take for granted can vanish instantly...
    Book giveaway info here https://coldwarconversations.com/giveaway/
    Buy the book and support the podcast here https://uk.bookshop.org/a/1549/9781847927798
    The fight to preserve Cold War history continues and via a simple monthly donation, you will give me the ammunition to continue to preserve Cold War history. You’ll become part of our community, get ad-free episodes, and get a sought-after CWC coaster as a thank you and you’ll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.
    Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/
    If a monthly contribution is not your cup of tea, we welcome one-off donations via the same link.
    Find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life! Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/ColdWarPod
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/coldwarconversations/
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    Youtube https://youtube.com/@ColdWarConversations
    Love history? Check out Into History at this link https://intohistory.com/coldwarpod
    0:00 Introduction to the episode by Ian Sanders
    4:47 Discussion on the political situation in Hungary in the late 80s
    13:11 Gorbachev's view on Hungary's reforms and changes
    23:26 Reaction of Hungarian hardliners to Imre Nagy's reburial
    29:41 The tense atmosphere at the Warsaw pact meeting in Bucharest
    37:49 The origin of the idea for a European picnic at the border
    48:02 The impact on the Berlin Wall
    57:23 The fatal shooting of Werner Schultz
    1:00:38 The rapid changes that followed the opening of the border
    1:07:42 Victor Orban's reimagining of history
    1:11:53 Conclusion and promotion of Matthew Longo's book, The Picnic
    1:12:33 Acknowledgements and closing remarks
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