Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

31 Oct

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the ultimate successor to the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), publishes a summary with pictures–one below…

Source: Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

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Mark Collins – History Counter-Factual: No 1917 Lenin Train Ride, No WW II

7 Oct

Further to this post, Wilson, World War I and Counter-Factuals: No Third Reich, No Soviet Union but… It’s clear, with a century of hindsight, what a Europe without Wilson and his Fourteen Points wo…

Source: Mark Collins – History Counter-Factual: No 1917 Lenin Train Ride, No WW II

Mark Collins – Stalin Checks Out, No Bang

16 May

Though the extent of how terrifying the top Chekist’s [more here] plans for Soviet Jews were remains unknown–excerpts from a book review: The Last Days of Stalin review: Dictator at the…

Source: Mark Collins – Stalin Checks Out, No Bang

Mark Collins – Audio with Translation: Hitler Talks to Finnish Leader Mannerheim, June 1942

19 Apr

Baron Carl Gustaf Mannerheim was head of Finland’s military during World War II; from 1941 until 1944 Finland fought alongside Germany against the Soviet Union though not as a formal ally (th…

Source: Mark Collins – Audio with Translation: Hitler Talks to Finnish Leader Mannerheim, June 1942

Mark Collins – A Red Diplomat Amongst British Toffs

3 Apr

Ah, the good old days of diplomacy: The Maisky Diaries review – Britain’s high and mighty in conversation with Stalin’s man Ivan Maisky was Soviet ambassador to the Court of St James. His recently …

Source: Mark Collins – A Red Diplomat Amongst British Toffs

Mark Collins – 1961: “The Breaking Point – Canadian MiGs test American friendship”

1 Apr

Superb photos–one below–at a comprehensive article on a little-known piece of Canadian military history: … Exercise Rolling Cossack. A rare view of twelve 441 Squadron Strats asse…

Source: Mark Collins – 1961: “The Breaking Point – Canadian MiGs test American friendship”

Mark Collins – Angola, the Cold War and a Whole Lot of Discredit, US included

22 Mar

An important article at the London Review of Books that should be read–our nasty and brutish world in which, in this case, the Commies may have come out looking just a little bit better: Apar…

Source: Mark Collins – Angola, the Cold War and a Whole Lot of Discredit, US included