Margery Perham explores how anti-colonialism led to emancipation in Africa.
The story of children born to British mothers and black GIs during WW2
Louise K Wilson asks fellow artists why the Cold War is so creatively inspiring.
Kevin Le Gendre discovers how Louis Armstrong came to play jazz in communist East Germany.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events.
Allan Little explores the history of the post-war arts festivals of Europe.
Mike Thomson discovers how close Britain's greatest cold war secret was to being exposed.
Reagan suggests arms limitation talks.
In 1948, a KLM representative asked Swiss police to ease travel restrictions for Germans.
Alistair Cooke recalls the Korean War and how vetoes were written into the UN charter.
Security concerns at the US embassy in Moscow and at the founding of the UN in 1945.
At the end of the Korean War, 21 American prisoners chose not to go home to the USA.
The story of the Greek Civil War in the words of some of those who were there.
The Korean War tore thousands of families apart. Bridget Kendall hears their stories.
Alistair Cooke answers readers' letters on the Korean War and presidential vacations.
Alistair Cooke considers how people become desensitised to the horrifying images of war.
Professor George Kennan discusses the military tensions between the Russia and the West.
Jonathan Freedland and guests explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history
Stella Collis is united with her German PoW father's military records.
The 50th anniversary of the victory in Europe during WWII.
Peter Snow marks the seventieth anniversary of VJ Day at the end of the Second World War.
Charles Wheeler looks at the last days of hostilities in Germany