Abandoned Cold War Places

Abandoned Cold War Places : The bunkers, submarine bases, missile silos, airfields and listening posts from the world's most secretive conflict

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Following the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, an uneasy standoff developed between the US-led NATO Allies and a Soviet Union-dominated Eastern Bloc. For the next four decades the two sides prepared for a conflict that thankfully never happened. This 'Cold War' came to an end following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but decades later traces of these mighty war machines still remain around the world.

Abandoned Cold War Places explores many of these relics, including such remarkable sites as the Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, an immense aircraft scrapyard housing more than 4000 USAF aircraft; the vast, remote former nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan; disused concrete pagodas on the east coast of England, once an Atomic Weapons Research Establishment test site; wrecked Foxtrot-class submarines, icebound in Vladivostok in Russia's far east; the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California, a place contaminated by nuclear accidents; and old Soviet fighter aircraft left for scrap in the wastes of Siberia.

With 170 outstanding photographs, Abandoned Cold War Places is a fascinating pictorial examination of the remnants of a global superpower rivalry that defined the world for over 40 years.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 22mm | 1,350g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 170 photos; 170 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782749179
  • 9781782749172
  • 35,325

Table of contents

Contents include:


Wrecked submarines, Vladivostok, Russia
Bechevinka, Kamchatka, Peninsula, Russia
Alternate Command Post, Long-Range Aviation, Moscow
Mil Mi-2 Helicopters, Former Airfield, Russia
Sukhoi Su-15s, Magadan, Kolyma Region, Siberia

Former Soviet Anti-Ballistic Missile Testing Range, Kazakhstan
Abandoned Buran Transport, Baikonur, Kazakhstan
Former Nuclear Test Site, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
Former R-12U Missile Silo, Tirza, Latvia
ARK D-0 Bunker, Konjic, Bosnia
Former Submarine Pen, Vis, Croatia
Nuclear Shelter, Prague, Czech Republic
ISU-152 Self-Propelled Gun, Chernobyl, Ukraine

Watchtower, Berlin Wall, Berlin
Former Listening Station, Teufelsberg, Germany
Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany
Marienthal Bunker, Ahrweiler, Germany
Communications Mast and Watchtower, Marienborn, Germany
Civil Defence Shelter, Katrineholm, Sweden

Hardened Aircraft Shelter, RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk
Concrete Pagodas, AWRE, Orford Ness, Suffolk
Bunkers, GAMA, RAF Greenham Common, Berkshire
Radar, RAF Neatishead, Norfolk
Bristol Bloodhound, Reclamation Yard, Somerset
Radar Dishes at RAF Stenigot, UK
Command Centre, RAF Anstruther, Fife

Former DYE 2 Radar Station, Greenland
Diefenbunker, CFS Carp, Ontario, Canada
Former Lyndonville AFS, Vermont, USA
SF-88 Radar Platforms, Marin Headlands, California, USA
Safeguard Program Missile Site Radar Pyramid, Nekoma, North Dakota, USA
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Radar Antenna at Camp Hero, Montauk, New York, USA
Former US Army Black Hills Ordnance Depot, South Dakota, USA
North Truro Radar Station, Massachusetts, USA
Former Federal Reserve Facility, Culpeper, Virginia, USA
Santa Susana Field Laboratory, California, USA
Detachment Hotel Bunker, Peanut Island, Florida
Lourdes Listening Station, Havana, Cuba
Juragua Nuclear Power Plant, Cuba
Argentine Aircraft Wreck, Pebble Island, Falkland Islands

Observation Post, Imjingak Park, South Korea
Blast Door, Bunker, Thang Long Citadel, Hanoi, Vietnam
Independence Palace Bunker, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Former Observation Bunker, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, Micronesia
An-12 Wreck, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
T-34/85 Medium Tank, Socotra Island, Yemen
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About Robert Grenville

Robert Grenville is a historian and freelance writer. He regularly explores ancient and abandoned buildings as part of his research. He lives in London, UK.
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