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Technology - Introduction

The Blackbird

The Cold War was fought in many different ways: through ideas, through propaganda, through sport, art and culture. But there was always the possibility that actual war would break out and each side in the Cold War wanted to have the best weaponry, information systems, communications and any other technology it could get. In this section we are going to look at how the cold War shaped the development of technology and how technology, especially Cold War technology, shaped the Cold War.

There are three activities, which teachers are encouraged to integrate within their existing schemes of work. If you would like to integrate any resources into your lessons without using the activities suggested here, you can also go straight to the resource bank to search or filter all videos, images, activities and more within the entire LGfL Cold War resource (

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