Sunday, May 31, 2009

The World War Three That Never Was...

Good evening,

Instead of writing up this week's class newsletter, I've been distracted by a fascinating series of clips on You Tube about World War III (that never was).

For those of us who are old enough to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, you may recall that one of the fears in these early days was that instead of the Communists accepting the will of their people and laying aside their oppressive regimes, they would instead 'go down fighting' in a desperate effort to remain in power.

This movie (chopped into 10 parts for posting on You Tube) documents this alternate reality. It's a fascinating view for those who are interested in the political and military situation (and possible alternatives) at the end of the Cold War.

Cheers,

Nick

2 comments:

  1. And of course, it begs to be played as a 1/72 wargame. Time to dust off those Revell "modern" troops. Actually, a while back I saw nice pictures of a Cold War wargame using 1/72.

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  2. The smaller company actions, certainly. M1A1s up against T80s in the centre? Cool! The Brits defending the coastal invasion against Russian Marines? Cool!

    Nick

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