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On 16 April 1947, Bernard Baruch made a speech describing the worsening situation between the US and Russia as a "Cold War". He was referring to a situation in which two or more countries are hostile towards each other and have the potential to destroy ea
In March 1954 the US tested the first hydrogen bomb. Since then, more and more powerful weapons have been developed. Some people see them as a way of ensuring that wars do not start, as the consequences would be too terrible for any aggressive state to ri
This picture (© IWM (Art.IWM PST 10889)) was produced during the First World War. Mothers, particularly those who have lost husbands or sons (or both) are often used as a powerful image of the misery which is caused by war. What do you think this mother m
After World War II, the United Nations was set up as an organisation to help resolve conflicts all over the world. Its aims are:To keep peace throughout the world; To develop friendly r
This picture (© IWM (HU 35801)) shows Irish and German soldiers standing together in no-man's land (the area between the two armies) on Boxing day 1914. During the "Christmas Truce", soldiers on both sides stopped fighting and spent time singing Christmas
Pictures are often a very powerful way of finding out about conflicts and how they are resolved. The one below, from the Imperial War Museum archives (© IWM (BER 49-175-002) ), shows British soldiers in Berlin at the end of the Berlin blockade in 1949. Yo
5 things to remember about conflict resolution
IWM Duxford is using the "Build the Truce" project to work with schools on the theme of conflict resolution, focussing particularly on the Cold War. We have started sessions with a number of schools; watch this space to see how the project continues!
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