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Cold War (1945-1991)

The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union with its satellite states (the Eastern Bloc), and the United States with its allies (the Western Bloc) after World War II. The historiography of the conflict began between 1946 (the year U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan's "Long Telegram" from Moscow cemented a U.S. foreign policy of containment of Soviet expansionism) and 1947 (the introduction of the Truman Doctrine). The Cold War began to de-escalate after the Revolutions of 1989. The collapse of the USSR in 1991 (when the proto-state Republics of the Soviet Union declared independence) was the end of the Cold War. The term "cold" is used because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides, but they each supported major regional conflicts known as proxy wars. The conflict split the temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany and its allies, leaving the USSR and the US as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences.

A Welch Calypso : A Soldier of the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the West Indies 1951-54
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A Welch Calypso

A Soldier of the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the West Indies 1951-54

Tom Stevens

188 pages 26 b/w photos

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Abolishing the Taboo : Dwight D Eisenhower and American Nuclear Doctrine 1945-1961
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Abolishing the Taboo

Dwight D Eisenhower and American Nuclear Doctrine 1945-1961

Brian Madison Jones

176 pages 15 b/w photos

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Battle for Angola : The End of the Cold War in Africa c1975-1989
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Battle for Angola

The End of the Cold War in Africa c1975-1989

Al J Venter

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Counterinsurgency in Paradise : Seven Decades of Civil War in the Philippines
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Counterinsurgency in Paradise

Seven Decades of Civil War in the Philippines
Asia@War #1

Aaron Morris

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Richard Keightley

240 pages approx 150 colour & b/w photos

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Emperor's Own : Ethiopian Forces in the Korean War
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Ethiopian Forces in the Korean War
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Dagmawi Abebe

96 pages 88 b/w photos, 8pp colour section, 6 maps, 7 diagrams, 1 table

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Flight of the Dragon : A Taiwanese U-2 Pilot's Long Journey to Freedom
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Linda Rios Bromley

152 pages 25 photos

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Gator on the Rise : Kamov's Hokum Attack Helicopter Story 1977-2015
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Gator on the Rise

Kamov's Hokum Attack Helicopter Story 1977-2015

Alexander Mladenov

144 pages 150 colour photos, 80 b/w photos, 30 b/w drawings

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Hot Skies of the Cold War : The Bulgarian Air Force in the 1950s
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The Bulgarian Air Force in the 1950s
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Evgeni Andonov, Alexander Mladenov

96 pages 101 b/w photos/ills, 4 colour maps (1 in colour), 3 colour photos, 18 colour profiles, 4 tables

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Krzysztof Dabrowski

64 pages 52 b/w photos/ills, 5 colour photos/ills, 10 b/w maps, 1 colour map, 15 colour profiles, 4 tables

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Jet Age Man : SAC B-47 and B-52 Operations in the Early Cold War
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Earl J McGill

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Making Waves : Admiral Mountbatten's Radio SEAC 1945-49
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Eric Hitchcock

224 pages c 45 b/w photos, 11 diagrams

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PBSuccess : The CIA's Covert Operation to Overthrow Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz June-July 1954
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The CIA's Covert Operation to Overthrow Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz June-July 1954
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Dan Hagedorn, Mario Overall

96 pages c 120 b/w photos, tables, maps, plus colour photos & profiles

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Remembering the Dragon Lady : Memoirs of the Men who Experienced the Legend of the U-2 Spy Plane
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Remembering the Dragon Lady

Memoirs of the Men who Experienced the Legend of the U-2 Spy Plane

Linda Rios Bromley, Gerald E McIlmoyle

408 pages c 225 photos 1 map

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Secrets of the Cold War : US Army Europe's Intelligence and Counterintelligence Activities Against the Soviets
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Secrets of the Cold War

US Army Europe's Intelligence and Counterintelligence Activities Against the Soviets

Leland C McCaslin

200 pages c 70 b/w photos

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Sentries over Europe : Boeing E-3 Sentry in Combat Operations over Europe, 1979-2014
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Europe@War

Sergio Santana

72 pages 110 photos, 10 maps, 12-15 colour profiles

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The Armed Forces of the Gulf States Volume 2 : Oman 1921-2012
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The Armed Forces of the Gulf States Volume 2

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Middle East@War #22

Cliff Lord

90 pages 73 b/w photos, 26pp colour section, 4 maps, 26 tables

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The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale : Cold War Angolan Finale, 1987-1988
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The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

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Leopold Scholz

72 pages 85 colour photos, 21 colour profiles, 6 maps (1 colour), 11 b/w photos

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The Black Beret The History of South Africa's Armoured Forces Volume 2 : The Italian Campaign 1943-45 and Post-War South Africa 1946-1961
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The Collectors : Us and British Cold War Aerial Intelligence Gathering
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Us and British Cold War Aerial Intelligence Gathering

Kevin Wright

328 pages 32 b/w photos, 2 maps, 2 tables

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The Evolution Of The Armed Forces Of The United Arab Emirates
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The Evolution Of The Armed Forces Of The United Arab Emirates

Athol Yates

300 pages 4 maps, 6 organisational charts, 2 charts

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The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States Volume 1 : The Trucial States and United Arab Emirates, 1951-1980
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Middle East@War #16

Cliff Lord, Athol Yates

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The Military And Police Forces Of The Gulf States Volume 3 : Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar
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The Military And Police Forces Of The Gulf States Volume 3

Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar
Middle East@War

Athol Yates

72 pages 8pp colour profiles, photographs, maps and illustrations, c 150 b/w photos

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The Tanks : The History of the Royal Tank Regiment 1976-2017
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The Tanks

The History of the Royal Tank Regiment 1976-2017

Charles Messenger

232 pages 50 colour & b/w photos, 10 colour maps, 1 table

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The Trieste Crisis 1953 : The First Cold War Confrontation in Europe
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The Trieste Crisis 1953

The First Cold War Confrontation in Europe
Europe@War #1

Bojan Dimitrijevic

80 pages 123 b/w photos, 17 colour profiles, 4 colour ills, 2 maps, 9 tables

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Up Against the Wall : The KGB and Latvia
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Up Against the Wall

The KGB and Latvia

Vincent Hunt

378 pages 80 b/w photos, 4 maps, 3 tables

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Wings over the Hindu Kush : Air Forces, Aircraft and Air Warfare of Afghanistan, 1989-2001
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Wings over the Hindu Kush

Air Forces, Aircraft and Air Warfare of Afghanistan, 1989-2001
Asia@War #15

Lukas Müller

88 pages 59 b/w photos, 1 colour & 10 b/w maps, 49 colour profiles, 4 tables

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