The ARC-ives

final roll call

The ‘Cold War’ was that period of time following WWII when political and military tension existed between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) and the U.S.A. No bombs were ever dropped. No shots fired. But fear and threats were rampant. Most historians consider the dates of the ‘Cold War’ to be from approximately 1945-1991 when the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.) dissolved.

fallout shelterThose of my generation remember the ‘Fallout Shelters’ that existed in every community as places where people were to go for safety in the event of nuclear attack. We remember air raid drills in the classroom much like some places have severe weather drills today. We remember frequent interruptions to television and radio broadcasts to report on this crisis and that threat.

One of the first lines of national defense in the United States was a series of radar bases located across the northern tier of states. These bases…

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