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Cold War Conversations

Ian Sanders

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Cold War Conversations

Cold War Conversations

Ian Sanders

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Latest Episodes

Tales of my Father

I hope my listeners will indulge me today as this episode is not about the Cold War but is a recording I made of a chat I had with my Dad way before I had any thought of Cold War Conversations, or maybe this chat was the genesis – who knows?

46 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Tales of my Father

Alexander - A Conscript in the Soviet Navy

Alexander ‘Sasha’ Goncharov was born in Leningrad but early in this life moved to Ukraine. After leaving school he was drafted into the Soviet Military and was based in Sevastopol where he worked in Naval Aviation servicing anti-ship weapons systems.

54 MIN2019 NOV 30
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Alexander - A Conscript in the Soviet Navy

The Strange World of Cold War Romanian Football

Craig McCracken tells us about the strange world of football in Cold War Romania and even if you are not interested in football it’s a fascinating chat about the Cold War.

63 MIN2019 NOV 23
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The Strange World of Cold War Romanian Football

The Berlin Wall - Frederick Taylor

Our interview today is with Frederick Taylor is the author of one of my favourite Books on the Berlin Wall.

71 MIN2019 NOV 16
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The Berlin Wall - Frederick Taylor

Gillian - A US Student at the opening of the Berlin Wall

We speak again with Gillian, who was our guest in episodes 42 & 48. Gillian was in Berlin the night of 9th November 1989 and describes what she saw.

27 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Gillian - A US Student at the opening of the Berlin Wall

Alastair - Witnessing the Wende

Alistair took up a teaching post in Halle, East Germany in August 1989 and continued to work in Halle for the next 9 years, seeing the unravelling of the GDR first hand.

64 MIN2019 NOV 10
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Alastair - Witnessing the Wende

Voices of the Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary

This episode is a composite of previous and unheard interviews of how people heard about the momentous opening of the Berlin Wall 30 year to the date this podcast is published.

35 MIN2019 NOV 9
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Voices of the Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary

Checkpoint Charlie: The Berlin Wall and the most dangerous place on Earth

Our interview today is with Iain MacGregor, the author of a new book on Checkpoint Charlie. Weaving together personal testimonies, this book is described as a gripping narrative with vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West divide that poisoned Europe for almost half a century.

57 MIN2019 NOV 7
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Checkpoint Charlie: The Berlin Wall and the most dangerous place on Earth

Life as a Soviet Child Refugee in West Germany

Andrej tells of his sometimes, harrowing memories of how he became a child refugee in West Germany.

41 MIN2019 NOV 2
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Life as a Soviet Child Refugee in West Germany

British Forces in Germany: The Lived Experience 1945-2019

Dr Peter Johnston is the Head of Collections Research and Academic Access at the National Army Museum in London and the author of a lavishly illustrated military and social history of the British forces in Germany during the Cold War.

66 MIN2019 OCT 30
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British Forces in Germany: The Lived Experience 1945-2019

Latest Episodes

Tales of my Father

I hope my listeners will indulge me today as this episode is not about the Cold War but is a recording I made of a chat I had with my Dad way before I had any thought of Cold War Conversations, or maybe this chat was the genesis – who knows?

46 MIN2019 DEC 3
Comments
Tales of my Father

Alexander - A Conscript in the Soviet Navy

Alexander ‘Sasha’ Goncharov was born in Leningrad but early in this life moved to Ukraine. After leaving school he was drafted into the Soviet Military and was based in Sevastopol where he worked in Naval Aviation servicing anti-ship weapons systems.

54 MIN2019 NOV 30
Comments
Alexander - A Conscript in the Soviet Navy

The Strange World of Cold War Romanian Football

Craig McCracken tells us about the strange world of football in Cold War Romania and even if you are not interested in football it’s a fascinating chat about the Cold War.

63 MIN2019 NOV 23
Comments
The Strange World of Cold War Romanian Football

The Berlin Wall - Frederick Taylor

Our interview today is with Frederick Taylor is the author of one of my favourite Books on the Berlin Wall.

71 MIN2019 NOV 16
Comments
The Berlin Wall - Frederick Taylor

Gillian - A US Student at the opening of the Berlin Wall

We speak again with Gillian, who was our guest in episodes 42 & 48. Gillian was in Berlin the night of 9th November 1989 and describes what she saw.

27 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
Gillian - A US Student at the opening of the Berlin Wall

Alastair - Witnessing the Wende

Alistair took up a teaching post in Halle, East Germany in August 1989 and continued to work in Halle for the next 9 years, seeing the unravelling of the GDR first hand.

64 MIN2019 NOV 10
Comments
Alastair - Witnessing the Wende

Voices of the Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary

This episode is a composite of previous and unheard interviews of how people heard about the momentous opening of the Berlin Wall 30 year to the date this podcast is published.

35 MIN2019 NOV 9
Comments
Voices of the Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary

Checkpoint Charlie: The Berlin Wall and the most dangerous place on Earth

Our interview today is with Iain MacGregor, the author of a new book on Checkpoint Charlie. Weaving together personal testimonies, this book is described as a gripping narrative with vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West divide that poisoned Europe for almost half a century.

57 MIN2019 NOV 7
Comments
Checkpoint Charlie: The Berlin Wall and the most dangerous place on Earth

Life as a Soviet Child Refugee in West Germany

Andrej tells of his sometimes, harrowing memories of how he became a child refugee in West Germany.

41 MIN2019 NOV 2
Comments
Life as a Soviet Child Refugee in West Germany

British Forces in Germany: The Lived Experience 1945-2019

Dr Peter Johnston is the Head of Collections Research and Academic Access at the National Army Museum in London and the author of a lavishly illustrated military and social history of the British forces in Germany during the Cold War.

66 MIN2019 OCT 30
Comments
British Forces in Germany: The Lived Experience 1945-2019
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