Tagged With: Soviet Union

Big Boom! A Desperate Race for Intelligence!

(1) Putting conspiracy aside for just a moment, the facts remain that post-World War II, the United States found itself in a desperate race with the Soviet Union on many fronts. One of the most important was atomic weapons. Each of the players struggled to stay on top, with new technologies and strategies to keep … Continue reading »

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No whiskey, no tires, no gas, but spies, lotsa spies! Here we go again!

I can’t help but get a chuckle sometimes when folks today complain about the regulation of the government on our daily lives. Granted, they do have a point, but from my perspective, compared to daily life during the World War II, it’s nothing…… Imagine everyone today having ration cards, no cars being produced, few, if … Continue reading »

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The ENORMOZ VENONA Intercepts, Secret Agents, and the “peacefully atomic” postwar years.

(1) It’s easy to look back at the fifties and see a time of big-finned cars, teenagers, and that “evil” Elvis Presley. It’s also quite fashionable to satirize and poke fun at the tone of McCarthyism and Communist spy hysteria that swept the country during those years.   However, no matter how we feel today, … Continue reading »

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The Secret Shipments of Hula-Two, ASLIB and the Unknown Lend-Lease!

I originally started this morning’s post on the SeaBees, but ran across some information that until now was unknown by me….and I’m thinking a lot of other people as well. (1) In the example above, we see foodstuffs being prepared for shipment to the Soviet Union under the program of “Lend-Lease”. America served as the … Continue reading »

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Boomers, Bubbleheads and the Frozen Ice Above!

I was reading the New York Times this morning and they had an article about the Cold War and the delicate dance between the Soviet Union and the United States submarine forces off the icy, Artic waters of the Soviet Union. The story, based on the book about the QueenFish entitled “Unknown Waters”, tells of … Continue reading »

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