Britain & the Bomb

  In Britain and the Bomb Bill Nuttall draws upon insights from the laboratories, the military, popular culture and from politicians to make sense of a complex time and to challenge some widely-held perceptions that Britain in the 1960s lost her technical ambition and ability.  If you are enjoying the podcast please leave a written … Read more Britain & the Bomb

Special Forces Berlin – Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956-1990

  James Stejskal served for 23 years with US Special Forces, including two tours in Berlin. Special Forces Berlin was a small detachment of 100 highly trained soldiers who, should hostilities break out, were to wreak havoc behind Warsaw Pact lines. The US government only acknowledged its existence in 2014 and James has written an … Read more Special Forces Berlin – Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956-1990

Nuclear War in the UK (112)

  For almost five decades, the United Kingdom made plans for a nuclear attack that never came. To help their citizens, civil servants and armed forces prepared those in power a variety of booklets, posters, and how-to guides.  Taras Young is a researcher & writer who has produced a book, “Nuclear War in the UK”,  … Read more Nuclear War in the UK (112)

74 – A visit to RAF Burtonwood

I’m here today at the RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre, near Warrington in the UK. Based on what was once the largest and longest-running military airbase in Britain. The Heritage Centre was established to preserve and uphold the history of the men, women and activities that occurred here. Now many of our fans are the proud … Read more 74 – A visit to RAF Burtonwood

68 – Nuking the Moon & Other Intelligence Schemes & Military Plots left on the Drawing Board

  We talk with Vince Houghton – Curator of the International Spy Museum who has just written a new book called “Nuking the Moon & Other Intelligence Schemes & Military Plots left on the Drawing Board”.  Vince proves that abandoned plans can be just as illuminating–and every bit as entertaining–as the ones that made it. … Read more 68 – Nuking the Moon & Other Intelligence Schemes & Military Plots left on the Drawing Board