Communism in East Germany
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A look at how the communist government of East Germany controlled its citizens.
Hungary and the Suez Canal in 1956
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Dominic Sandbrook explores the events of 1956 and the limits of British power.
Life of Ronald Reagan
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The life of Ronald Reagan, US president 1981-1989.
Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady
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Dominic Sandbrook outlines Dame Margaret Thatcher's role in the Cold War.
Protests against the Vietnam War
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A news report about the Grosvenor Square demonstration in London against the Vietnam War.
Ronald Reagan's 'Ash Heap of History' speech in 1982
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Dominic Sandbrook explores the impact that Reagan’s 1982 speech had on Cold War policies.
The Atomic Bomb
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Andrew Marr explores the development and deployment of the first atomic bomb.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
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Dominic Sandbrook examines the Cuban Missile Crisis and its impact on Britain.
The Cultural Revolution
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Andrew Marr explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech in 1946
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Dominic Sandbrook explains the impact and origin of the phrase the ‘Iron Curtain’.