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Abandoned Cold War Places By Robert Grenville

Abandoned Cold War Places by Robert Grenville

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Summary

Featuring 170 striking photographs, Abandoned Cold War Places is a fascinating visual history of the relics left behind by both sides from the late 1940s to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Abandoned Cold War Places Summary

Abandoned Cold War Places: The bunkers, submarine bases, missile silos, airfields and listening posts from the world's most secretive conflict by Robert Grenville

Following the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, an uneasy standoff developed between the US-led NATO Allies and a Soviet Union-dominated Eastern Bloc. For the next four decades the two sides prepared for a conflict that thankfully never happened. This 'Cold War' came to an end following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but decades later traces of these mighty war machines still remain around the world. Abandoned Cold War Places explores many of these relics, including such remarkable sites as the Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, an immense aircraft scrapyard housing more than 4000 USAF aircraft; the vast, remote former nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan; disused concrete pagodas on the east coast of England, once an Atomic Weapons Research Establishment test site; wrecked Foxtrot-class submarines, icebound in Vladivostok in Russia's far east; the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California, a place contaminated by nuclear accidents; and old Soviet fighter aircraft left for scrap in the wastes of Siberia. With 170 outstanding photographs, Abandoned Cold War Places is a fascinating pictorial examination of the remnants of a global superpower rivalry that defined the world for over 40 years.

About Robert Grenville

Robert Grenville is a historian and freelance writer. He regularly explores ancient and abandoned buildings as part of his research. He lives in London, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents include: Introduction RUSSIA Wrecked submarines, Vladivostok, Russia Bechevinka, Kamchatka, Peninsula, Russia Alternate Command Post, Long-Range Aviation, Moscow Mil Mi-2 Helicopters, Former Airfield, Russia Sukhoi Su-15s, Magadan, Kolyma Region, Siberia EASTERN EUROPE & THE SOVIET BLOC Former Soviet Anti-Ballistic Missile Testing Range, Kazakhstan Abandoned Buran Transport, Baikonur, Kazakhstan Former Nuclear Test Site, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan Former R-12U Missile Silo, Tirza, Latvia ARK D-0 Bunker, Konjic, Bosnia Former Submarine Pen, Vis, Croatia Nuclear Shelter, Prague, Czech Republic ISU-152 Self-Propelled Gun, Chernobyl, Ukraine WESTERN EUROPE Watchtower, Berlin Wall, Berlin Former Listening Station, Teufelsberg, Germany Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany Marienthal Bunker, Ahrweiler, Germany Communications Mast and Watchtower, Marienborn, Germany Civil Defence Shelter, Katrineholm, Sweden UNITED KINGDOM Hardened Aircraft Shelter, RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk Concrete Pagodas, AWRE, Orford Ness, Suffolk Bunkers, GAMA, RAF Greenham Common, Berkshire Radar, RAF Neatishead, Norfolk Bristol Bloodhound, Reclamation Yard, Somerset Radar Dishes at RAF Stenigot, UK Command Centre, RAF Anstruther, Fife THE AMERICAS Former DYE 2 Radar Station, Greenland Diefenbunker, CFS Carp, Ontario, Canada Former Lyndonville AFS, Vermont, USA SF-88 Radar Platforms, Marin Headlands, California, USA Safeguard Program Missile Site Radar Pyramid, Nekoma, North Dakota, USA Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, USA Radar Antenna at Camp Hero, Montauk, New York, USA Former US Army Black Hills Ordnance Depot, South Dakota, USA North Truro Radar Station, Massachusetts, USA Former Federal Reserve Facility, Culpeper, Virginia, USA Santa Susana Field Laboratory, California, USA Detachment Hotel Bunker, Peanut Island, Florida Lourdes Listening Station, Havana, Cuba Juragua Nuclear Power Plant, Cuba Argentine Aircraft Wreck, Pebble Island, Falkland Islands ASIA, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA Observation Post, Imjingak Park, South Korea Blast Door, Bunker, Thang Long Citadel, Hanoi, Vietnam Independence Palace Bunker, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Former Observation Bunker, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, Micronesia An-12 Wreck, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan T-34/85 Medium Tank, Socotra Island, Yemen

Additional information

GOR011250834
9781782749172
1782749179
Abandoned Cold War Places: The bunkers, submarine bases, missile silos, airfields and listening posts from the world's most secretive conflict by Robert Grenville
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Amber Books Ltd
20191101
224
N/A
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