Thomas, R. J C. and Cocroft, W. D. (2003). Cold War. London: English Heritage.

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Cold War
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Subtitle:
building for nuclear confrontation 1946--1989
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Number of Pages:
297
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Monograph
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The book begins with a brief account of the military and political events of the Cold War. There follows discussion of the sites most readily associated with the central themes of the Cold War -- the deployment of nuclear weapons and the presence of large United States air bases. The credibility of the nuclear deterrent was dependent on a complex infrastructure of surveillance and early warning systems so that, if an attack did come, defences were ready to counter it. Any strike by nuclear weapons would have resulted in widespread devastation, and the Government established a network of protected bunkers, which are discussed along with other civil defence structures. All these post-Second World War defence efforts required increasingly complex technological products, and their development was underpinned by specialised scientific research establishments and factories, which are also described. The book ends with a discussion of international initiatives to record and preserve key Cold War monuments. There is a list of key sources for readers who wish to pursue the topics in greater depth. The book is based on a five-year programme of original field investigation and research. It is heavily illustrated with photographs of the sites as they survive today, archive photographs (many not published before), modern and historic air photographs, site and building plans, and specially commissioned interpretative drawings. Research carried out for the project has directly contributed to the assessment of Cold War structures for statutory protection in England, supporting that work by presenting a national context for the sites and structures selected for preservation. It also provides the basis for international comparisons.
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Author:
Roger J C Thomas
Wayne D Cocroft
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Issue Editor:
P S Barnwell
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English Heritage
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2003
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1 873592 69 8
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30 Sep 2003