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Dwight D (Ike) Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was born on 14 October 1890, at Denison, Texas, the third of seven sons of David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover...

John F Kennedy

1 9 1 7 - 1 9 6 3 Born in 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the second son of a millionaire Democrat power-broker, Joseph...

Nikita Khrushchev

1 8 9 4 - 1 9 7 1 A coal miner's son from Kalinovka, Ukraine, Nikita Khrushchev became involved in trade union activities during...

Fallout Shelters

As the 1950s dawned, a Communist attack seemed imminent. The Russians had grabbed Berlin and in 1949 had successfully tested their own A-bomb. China had...

Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1959 a revolution took place in Cuba and Fidel Castro came to power. He introduced a Soviet-style government on the island and he...

Collapse of Communism

The founders of communism promised a new kind of state based on fairness and equality. Under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet communism moved a long...

Cold War

The term ''Cold War'' was first used by Bernard Baruch, advisor to US President Truman, in a speech made in April 1947. He spoke about...

Berlin Wall

In 1945, at the end of WWII, Germany was divided into a Soviet Zone in the East, and British, French and American Zone in...

Bay of Pigs

Fidel Castro overthrew the US-backed Batista dictatorship in January 1959 to take control of Cuba, and in 1960 he took over US oil refineries in...

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Africar

The Africar was the idea of Tony Howarth, an English journalist and photographer who spent much of the 1970s in Africa. He disliked the developed...

Albert, R.N. (1953)

The events presented in Albert R.N. are based on fact and took place in the prison camp, Marlag O for Naval Officers in North-West...

Foxy Lady

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes This rather forgettable Granada sitcom starred Diane Keen as Daisy Jackson -...

Love Boat, The

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) The Love Boat has been described as a show which doesn't star anybody particularly famous but which...

Xenophobe

Inspired by the Alien films and countless other sci-fi suspense flicks, this game sent a group of unlucky scientists and soldiers into a series...

Belstone Fox, The (1973)

This touching tale of the doomed friendship between a fox cub and the humanitarian huntsmen who reared him is a workmanlike adaptation of David...

Stackridge

Formed in Bristol in 1970 (originally as Stackridge Lemon), Stackridge gained a strong reputation as an eccentric live folk rock act with a very...