44 – Chasing Bears Part 1 – RAF intercepts of Soviet aircraft

  Nick Anderson is a former RAF Phantom jet fighter pilot. We discuss flying in the Cold War and in detail how the RAF would have responded to a nuclear attack. We also talk about how QRA (Quick Reaction Alert)  worked and hear details of a number of missions Nick flew intercepting the Soviet  Tupolev Tu-95 … Read more

39 – East German Army Officer Training

    Today we speak with Torsten Belger who trained as an Artillery Officer in the East German Army. Torsten also runs Germandotmilitaria which is a web site selling various items of East German militaria and civilian items too. It’s well worth a visit Adam Spink – you know who you are. Adam Spink is … Read more

38 – Training to be a US Army Tank Commander

  Today we’re talking to Neil Gussman who trained on the M60A1 tank in the 1970s. This was the standard main battle tank of the US Army from the 1960s through to the 1980s. If you are enjoying the podcasts you can get exclusive extras including previews of future episodes, as well as content that … Read more

41 – Defending the Fulda Gap

    Today we talk again with Neil Gussman who was an M60A1 tank commander in West Germany tasked with defending the Fulda Gap which was a key likely Warsaw Pact attack route. We talk about his rushed initial deployment where he faced Warsaw Pact tanks across the border, details of various exercises he was … Read more

35 – The man who owns a Soviet Submarine

Welcome to Episode 35 of Cold War Conversations. Thanks to Wayne Sherwood who left another 5 star review on Itunes. Your reviews on itunes, or alternative podcast platforms as well as your posts on social media helps raise the profile and helps us get new guests. Today we talk with John Sutton who owns a … Read more

31 – The Korean War in Britain

  Welcome to Episode 31 of Cold War Conversations. We speak with Doctor Grace Huxford, author of the Korean War in Britain – Citizenship, Selfhood and Forgetting. Grace’s book  is available on this link with a 50% discount using discount code PODCAST before 16th Nov 2018. The Korean War was known as the “forgotten war”, but … Read more

28 – USAF pilot Buz Carpenter talks Vietnam recon, Skunkworks and more

  Welcome to Episode 28 of Cold war conversations in partnership with the Cold War Museum . Today we are talking further with USAF pilot Buz Carpenter. We talk about about flying reconnaissance over Vietnam, the Skunkworks where secret USAF projects were developed, his time commanding Ramstein airbase at the end of the Cold War … Read more