To take a closer look at these two posters click on them to see an enlarged
view. You might think that you are in the WW2 gallery, looking at posters
saying to be careful about spies. In fact, they date from the late 1960s.
There was a lot of spying during the Cold War. Some of it was by humans,
other spying was carried out by technology like the U2 spy plane or satellites.
One of the main targets for spies was information about nuclear technology.
But nuclear weapons created other types of rivalry and conflict as well.
There was also political rivalry between the different sides. Each side built up its stocks of nuclear weapons. Of course, the weapons were not aggressive, they were there to deter the other side from using their weapons. So each side talked about its nuclear deterrent. Neither side would use its weapons because the whole world would be destroyed. This policy was also known as MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction. As you would expect, there was plenty of propaganda as both sides announced their triumphs and tried to keep quiet about their disasters. The two sides often talked to each other about disarmament, but progress was often slow or non-existent.
At the end of the case study you will have to decide what you will write in your soundtrack for the presentation.
The worksheet will help you to organise your work.