History explorer: the Cold War

Rory Cormac and Spencer Mizen visit the York Cold War Bunker to discover how Britain planned to respond to the nightmare scenario of a nuclear attack

Soviet missiles in Red Square during the May Day Parade of 1962, the year the world came closest to nuclear war. (Photo by Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the August 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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