Haynes Cold War Operations Manual
1946 – 91 – Insights into surviving ideological conflict, mutual assured destruction, and the nuclear apocalypse
Author: Pat Ware
For more than 50 years after the Second World War the nations of the earth stood on the edge of the nuclear precipice, with few doubting that should the Cold War turn hot, neither side could emerge victorious.
Pat Ware describes the background to the Cold War, the EastWest arms race, the insanity of mutual assured destruction (MAD), preparations taken against the real possibility of nuclear war, and the complete lack of any credible civil defence measures.
He also examines the massive infrastructure and organisation required to maintain a credible Cold War stance.
This book contains sections on the aircraft fulfilling the role of the deterrent including pictures of XH558 and XM655.
Author: Pat Ware is a recognised authority on military vehicles. A former editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine, he is also the author of Haynes Manuals on Military Jeep, Ferguson Tractor and Military Land Rover. He lives in Norfolk.