The Cold War

The Cold War

  • 2000
  • 1 Season

Delve into the rivalry that brought the world's superpowers to the brink of disaster.

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OSS
12. OSS
November 18, 2000
Take a look inside America's Office of Strategic Services, the famous U.S. World War II intelligence and sabotage agency (and precursor of the CIA) established by William J. Donovan.
The CIA
11. The CIA
August 10, 2000
Created by President Harry Truman, the CIA became a global agency for collecting and evaluating intelligence through covert action. Learn its fascinating Cold War story and its changing role in the post-Cold War world.
The Downing Of Gary Powers
10. The Downing Of Gary Powers
July 13, 2004
Take a closer look at the many technologies needed for the United States' U-2 spy plane and the Soviets' SA-2 surface-to-air missile to meet on May Day 1960.
Stalin's Purges/The Coup Against Gorbachev
9. Stalin's Purges/The Coup Against Gorbachev
November 14, 1992
By the mid-1930s, Soviet Armed Forces ranked with the world's most modern - but a purge of senior officers would have disastrous consequences. Then, a look at the failed 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Shooting Down Of Kal 007
8. The Shooting Down Of Kal 007
January 23, 2002
Review the shooting down of South Korean commercial airliner KAL 007 by Soviet fighters after Moscow claimed it had strayed into their airspace.
Secret Soviet Bases
7. Secret Soviet Bases
May 5, 2008
Deep within the former Soviet Union lays a classified subterranean world of Cold War secrets. Join host Don Wildman as he ventures behind the Iron Curtain to reveal how the Soviets really prepared for a nuclear war.
Spy Who Saved The World/Dictator's Daughter
6. Spy Who Saved The World/Dictator's Daughter
October 4, 2000
A disillusioned Soviet colonel volunteers his services to the CIA and discovers the trump card in a deadly game of nuclear politics; a CIA officer sneaks Stalin's only daughter out of Soviet-friendly India.
Desert One/The Bay Of Pigs
5. Desert One/The Bay Of Pigs
March 30, 1999
Take a look back at two colossal miscalculations: the attempt by U.S. Special Forces to rescue hostages in the U.S. Embassy during the Iranian Revolution in 1980, and the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion against Castro.
The KGB
4. The KGB
October 7, 2000
Learn about the history and reach of the Komitet Gosudarstvennoe Bezopasnosti (Committee for State Security), the agency of the former Soviet Union responsible for state security from 1954 to 1991.
The Cambridge Spies
3. The Cambridge Spies
December 9, 2000
One of the former Soviet Union's greatest espionage operations ended in 1951 when two young English diplomats at the British Foreign Office were revealed to have spent a decade funneling secrets to the KGB.
Declassified: Rise And Fall Of The Wall
2. Declassified: Rise And Fall Of The Wall
November 8, 2004
Mine formerly guarded vaults and archives around the world to reveal untold stories about the brutal life and catastrophic death of the Berlin Wall, a central symbol of the 20th century's longest and deadliest war.
Atom Spies
1. Atom Spies
July 13, 2000
In WWII, the U.S. stayed ahead of the Soviet Union in the race for atomic bombs, but the Soviets' genius for espionage allowed them to acquire atomic secrets of their own.
Description

Delve into the rivalry that brought the world's superpowers to the brink of disaster.The Cold War is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 13, 2000.

Where to Watch The Cold War

The Cold War is available for streaming on the HISTORY Vault website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Cold War on demand at Amazon Prime, History Vault and The Roku Channel.

  • Premiere Date
    July 13, 2000