16 – How I nearly started World War 3

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Livedrop AlbumBefore we start I’d like to say how humbled I am by the level of interest in the podcast and the kind comments from our many subscribers. If you’d like to support us further and get some extras then head over to Patreon. There’s also links on the home page of the website at www.coldwarconversations.com.

Back to the business in hand, today we’re talking to Mark Valley, host of the Livedrop espionage podcast.

Mark served with the US army as a combat engineer in West Germany and later with the Berlin Brigade.

His story gives you an eyewitness account of service in both locations, but also gives some insight into the training, tactics and dilemmas of service in the army.

I am delighted and honoured to welcome Mark Valley.

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