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"What to Do In Case of an Atomic Attack" ~ Ridiculous Cold War propaganda pamphlet.

US Air Force First Lieutenant being held captive by a young North Vietnamese girl, Vietnam War, 1967

Cold War era Soviet Punks. i mean seriously, think about the balls it took to wear a FUCKING Rambo t-shirt in Soviet Russia! beats the hell out of your lip ring.

Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew His crew were Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver. Rosenblatt was born in Tampa and was a long-time resident of Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a fighter pilot during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received two distinguished flying crosses, the Air Medal, and three Oak Leaf Clusters in World War II alone. He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others (1944).

Whoops. In 1961 the US Air Force accidentally dropped 2 nuclear bombs on North Carolina. Luckily neither exploded.

The Cold War: The growth in massively destructive forms of weaponry occurred during the Cold War. Countries essentially threatened each other with the fact that they could use nuclear bombs to annihilate any country at any given time. The Cuban Missile Crisis and creation of the Berlin Wall occurred during this time period.

1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the U.S. Image courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center. Item record: Rockefeller Family Archives (III) Record Group: 4 Nelson A. Rockefeller – Personal, Series: Washington D.C Files, Subseries: O.9 Special Assistant to the President Declassified Materials, 1954-1956, 1969 Box: 4 Folder 94.

Finnish Air Force Brewster B-239. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Soviet patriotic poster. This image is so simple, and yet so powerful.

The Cuban Missile Crisis began on Sunday October 14, 1962 when a United States Air Force U-2 aircraft on a photoreconnaissance mission captured photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba.   The United States considered attacking Cuba via air and sea, and settled on a military "quarantine" of Cuba.

USSR Cold War propaganda poster "Europa"

1954 TIME Magazine Man of the Year - John Foster Dulles. U.S. Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive moralistic stance against communism throughout the world.