Archive for the tag 'Cold war'

…Silence means security!

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 6th 2013

The alert system explained on Wiki:

The BIKINI state was an alert state indicator previously used by the UK Ministry of Defence to warn of non-specific forms of threat, including civil disorder, terrorism or war. Signs giving the current alert state were displayed at the entrance to government buildings and military installations. It was established on 19 May 1970. According to [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 5th 2013

Hack Green, SECRET nuclear bunker:

In 1941 Hack Green, a site previously used as a bombing decoy site for the main railway centre at Crewe was chosen to become RAF Hack Green, to protect the land between Birmingham and Liverpool from hostile attack. Thus began the service of Hack Green and the airmen and women of [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 4th 2013

Filed under Out & About


…I forgot to buy my ticket.
So I will not be in ‘the best place to be when the WORLD ENDS’ tomorrow and I will not be protected from potential obliteration…

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 20th 2012

For more of this weeks PhotoHunt pictures check out Whistlestop PhotoHunt.

18 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2012

I find it hard to believe it is 20 years since the Berlin Wall fell, time flies by so quickly.  I can remember the images so vividly, it only seems like yesterday!
The BBC report on how a blunder led to the downfall of the wall:
From the safe distance of 20 years, the opening of the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2009