The Portland Spies Part 2

  This is the 2nd episode with Trevor Barnes, the author of “Dead Doubles, a new book on the Portland Spy Ring, one of the most infamous espionage cases of the Cold War. The story continues with the dramatic arrest of three of the KGB spies outside the Old Vic theatre in London and the … Read more The Portland Spies Part 2

The Portland Spies Part 1

  In this episode we talk with Trevor Barnes, the author of “Dead Doubles, a new book on the Portland Spy Ring, one of the most infamous espionage cases of the Cold War. In 1960 it was discovered that crucial secrets from the world-leading submarine research base at Portland in Dorset were being stolen by … Read more The Portland Spies Part 1

Following the Former Iron Curtain

Tim Phillips travelled the route of the former Iron Curtain from deep inside the arctic circle to the meeting point in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. On his journey, he explored both the surviving traces of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. The people he meets bear vivid witness to a time of change. There … Read more Following the Former Iron Curtain

Paperback book giveaway – Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the most dangerous place on Earth

  Iain MacGregor is the author of Checkpoint Charlie subtitled The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the most dangerous place on Earth. Weaving together personal testimonies, this book is described as a gripping narrative with vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West … Read more Paperback book giveaway – Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the most dangerous place on Earth