Ian McMillan's poem pays tribute to the hope-inspiring chimes of Big Ben throughout WWII.
Two extraordinary sisters, both WWII code-breakers, walk near Dolphinholme in Lancashire.
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.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores Second World War friendships by correspondence and in the Forces.
Ian McMillan's poem imagines allied troops listening out for Big Ben's New Year chimes.
Reagan suggests arms limitation talks.
Professor Laurence Martin explores the strategic limitations of nuclear weapons.
Professor Laurence Martin explores the strategic nuclear balance of countries.
Security concerns at the US embassy in Moscow and at the founding of the UN in 1945.
Professor George Kennan discusses the military tensions between the Russia and the West.
Alistair Cooke reflects on President Bush's desire to build a defence missile shield.
Alistair Cooke praises unseen fighter pilots protecting New York.
Stella Collis is united with her German PoW father's military records.
Richard Clay asks why we no longer fear nuclear holocaust.
Bridget Kendall explores how the 1919 Paris Peace Conference shaped a century of conflict.
Matt Baker discovers the Second World War secrets of the Peak District.