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The Cold War defined the world's political map for most of the second half of the 20th century. Although the conflict between the Superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - was wrapped in secrecy and deception, its legacy can be seen across the UK with a range of sites, including command bunkers, radar sites, research and development establishments and airfields now open to visitors. 

Anglia's brand new,1-day fully-guided tour has been specifically designed to support study of GCSE or A Level History modules which focus on the Cold War. The sample itinerary offers one possible programme, but depending on where you are travelling from there are a selection of excellent visits to choose from. 

     

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

  • International Relations, Conflict and Tension, The Cold War 1890-2014
  • Conflict and Tension in East and West
  • Superpower Relations 1941-1991
  • A World Divided, Superpower Relations 1943-1972

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • The Genesis of the Cold War
  • Superpower Relations
  • The Arms Race
  • Cold War rivalries: the extension of the arms race including ICBMs
  • Nuclear non-proliferation treaties

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker - starting out as an RAF ROTOR Station, then a briefly a civil defence centre, the bunker was designated to serve as a Regional Government HQ designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime Minister
  • Bentwaters Cold War Museum - located on a former USAF base, from which the US had the capacity to launch nuclear strike missions, the museum can offer a guided visit which will provide access to the Battle Cabin and the War Operations Room which would have been the two most important rooms during exercise and wartime
  • AWRE Orfordness - One of only a few sites in the UK, and indeed the world, where purpose-built facilities were created for testing the components of nuclear weapons. At the height of the Cold War AWRE and the Royal Aircraft Establishment used Orford Ness for developmental work on the atomic bomb. It was also the location of ‘Cobra Mist’, the Top Secret Anglo-American radar project
  • IWM Duxford - 'The Shadow of the Future: The Cold War' Using video, game theory and roleplay students are recruited by American scientists to explore decision-making in the context of The Cold War. In the shadow of the Imperial War Museum's historic collection, students play ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’, a real-life thought experiment employed by the global think-tank the RAND Corporation in 1950, which will allow them to uniquely examine the challenges facing both sides in an age of potential nuclear Armageddon.

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Use of a coach and public transport to cover all transfers and visits
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • 1 free teacher place for evert 10 paying students