Cold War

Discover more about the Cold War and America’s military in the second half of the 20th century.

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Virginians at War: The Cold War

Virginians at War: The Cold War covers the beginning of the Cold War with the Berlin Blockade in the late 1940s, the use of submarines and intelligence collection for both the United States and Soviet Union.

Resource packet for Virginians at War: Cold War coming soon.

Virginians at War: Cuban Missile Crisis

Virginians at War: Cuban Missile Crisis details the 1962 event, described as the “most dangerous moment in human history.”

Resource packet for Virginians at War: Cuban Missile Crisis coming soon.

The Missing Chapter: Saigon to Desert Storm

The Missing Chapter: Saigon to Desert Storm explains how the United States military recovered from Vietnam to face down the Soviet Union, win the Cold War, and achieve decisive victory in the Persian Gulf War.

Resources and Activities

Cold War resources and activities coming soon.