Episode 4.27 The Military Balance — March 8, 2020

Episode 4.27 The Military Balance

The Military Balance in Europe 1945 – 1956

After the Second World War the Soviet Union demobilises its armed forces to a much lesser degree than the Western power, giving the Soviet Union a larger military force in Europe than the Western powers.  However the Americans process the atomic bomb and even after 1949 when the Soviets develop their own atomic bomb, the American still have many more atomic weapons than the Soviets.  The creation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact.  The creation of the West German armed forces and a biography of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.

To be published on Saturday 14th March

This episode will be the last in season four.

konrad adenauer
Episode 4.26 Hungarian Revolution 10 — March 2, 2020

Episode 4.26 Hungarian Revolution 10


In the last in this ten part serial on the Hungarian Revolution, I tell of the rest of the dictatorship of Hungarian Communist Kadar until the fall of Communist in 1988.  How the end of Communism in Hungary, allowed the Hungarians to be more able to discuss the revolution of 1956.  I give the biography of Catholic Cardinal Mindszenty who sought refuge in the American embassy in Budapest from 1956 to 1971,  Then I give a brief history of Hungary to the present day.

To be published on Saturday 7th March

Cardinal Mindszenty