Cold War News

If Nuclear War broke out, how would you be notified today?

During the cold war a series of sirens at strategic locations around the UK would alert people that an attack was coming, later this was combined with broadcast messages including the infamous “Attack Warning Red – seek immediate shelter!” message. But know, with hundreds of TV channels and radio stations and the sirens gone, how would you be alerted today? It was a question we pondered so we asked the Government. In the event of a Nuclear Attack, the Cabinet Office told us that the plan would be to alert members of the public using “social and broadcast media” and telling them to “take shelter indoors with windows and doors […]

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Russia deploys new missile system to Moscow

Russia has deployed a anti-air missile system to Moscow in the latest “defensive” move by Vladimir Putin. The new S-400 “Triumph” (NATO name: SA-21 Growler) air defence system was first installed in Kalingrad but has now also been delpoyed to the former communist states capital. The truck mounted system can be rapidly deployed and move leaving it hard to counter.  There are currently 19 divisions of the missile units each comprising of 8 launchers, 112 missiles and command and support vehicles. Defense Ministry’s Department of Information and Mass Communication said: ‘The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces have put the new S-400 Triumph air defense missile system […]