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S-0057 Small Messenger Bag made from all vintage Cold War - era German Army material. The main body is made of heavy olive drab canvas taken from an old bag for large tents - you can still see (and use) one if the original handles. The camouflage part is a leftover from a reprint of an experimental camouflage pattern from 1972 "Nr.51" of which only one roll was made back then. It's lined with authentic T-10 parachute canopy and has a small document-slide at the front and is closed with push-buttons. The sling is an old leather sling from a G3 rifle. There will be a full-size brother to this bag where you can better make out that rare pattern! See www.taktonik.etsy.com S-0057 Hier eine kleine Umhängetasche, etwas größer als A5 Format, im Schnitt der Fahrzeugpapiertaschen der Bundeswehr. Diese besteht aus schwerem olivem Segeltuch von einem alten Zelttransportsack - man sieht noch einen der originalen Griffe. Der Streifen dazwischen ist ein Verschnittrest von einem Nachdruck eines Tarnmusters aus einem Truppenversuch von 1972! Vorn hat die Tasche ein kleines Dokumentenfach, gefüttert ist sie mit T-10 Fallschirm und geschlossen wird sie mit zwei großen Druckknöpfen. Der Riemen ist ein alter Lederner G3 Trageriemen. Von dieser Tasche wird es noch einen großen Bruder geben, bei dem auch das seltene Tarnmuster besser zur Geltung kommt! Verkauf über www.taktonik.etsy.com #taktonik, #sirsewalot, #vintage, #classic, #fashion, #urban, #lifestyle, #recycling, #upcycling, #selfmade, #handmade, #retro, #hipster, #trashy, #messengerbag, #hippie, #canvas, #olivedrab, #bundeswehr, #coldwar, #camouflage, #military, #surplus, #leather, #g3rifle, #hecklerandkoch

An old badge used by the secret police/KGB in the Soviet Union during the cold war #ColdWar #Russia #KGB #sovietunion #soviet #badge #antique #militaryantiques

A fabled mutant (see little people in photos for scale) of Chernobyl area, DUGA-1 ДУГА, “the Russian Woodpecker”, measures at a mind-blowing half-mile long (800m) and 146m tall (about 48 floors) of abandoned, dilapidated Soviet steel and metal maze. This is DUGA-1 (sometimes called DUGA-3), one of two receiver sites of DUGA, a Soviet over-the-horizon backscatter radar system used in 1976-1989 functioning as a part of the USSR’s anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. DUGA-1, along with the closed city of Chernobyl-2 created to service it, sits in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and consumed 1/4 of the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant output. Its transmitter station sits 50km northeast of Chernobyl town in closed town Liubech-1. While Pripyat and Chernobyl plant opened to visitors in early 2000s, DUGA-1 was only opened to visitors in 2014. During the Cold War the Soviets ignored internationally accepted frequency limits and with a constant transmission signal annoyed everybody in its path including aircraft, international broadcasting stations and everybody listening to the latter. The sharp and repetitive tapping noise led to shortwave listeners nicknaming it “the Russian Woodpecker”. You can still hear radio recordings of its signals today - personally I think it sounds like a cross between a machine gun and a chopper. Amateur and expert enthusiasts already recognized it as and over-the-horizon radar systems while NATO intelligence had already named it “STEEL YARD” and “STEEL WORK”. Depending on your risk appetite you can wander around the installation as well as up it... #duga #soviet #chernobyl #chernobylexclusionzone #abandonedplaces #ukraine #дуга #Чорно́биль #чорнобиль #украина #украïна #travel #history #coldwar

Waiting for "Cold War" . . . . 🤔I wonder if I will see myself on the screen... #cinema #lights #coldwar #zimnawojna #extra #movie #waiting #film #cannes #finallywatching #notfootball #kino #katowice

In June 1956 protests against the communist government also took place in the Polish city Poznań. While they were also suppressed by the state military they were an important milestone on the way to the installation of a less Soviet-controlled government in October. Even though it was just a temporary liberalisation, historian Norman Davies sums up the effect as a transformation of Poland from "[a Soviet] puppet state […] to client state."⠀ .⠀ #ussr #protest #military #uprising #easternbloc #coldwar #poznan ⠀ .⠀ Photo by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance.

On this day in 1945, one of the most despicable examples of Soviet treachery – & Anglo-American acquiescence to that treachery – began. . The ‘Trial of the 16’ was a show trial of civil & military leaders of the anti-Nazi Polish Underground State [1-5]. Among these was the Home Army’s Commander-in-Chief Leopold Okulicki [6] & Warsaw-based Deputy PM Jan Stanisław Jankowski [7]. . As representatives of a free & democratic Poland, they were kidnapped by the NKVD after being invited (with written guarantees of their safety) to join a ‘Polish Govt of National Unity’. They were transported to Moscow where physical torture & the ruining of their reputations awaited. . Upon finding out what had happened, the Polish Govt-in-Exile demanded that Washington & London help secure their release. True to form, the Soviets initially declared the whole affair a bluff by the ‘Fascist Polish govt’. On 5 May they finally confirmed the arrests but told President Harry Truman’s envoy that ‘there’s no point in linking the Trial of the 16 with the support for the Soviet-backed Polish govt because the sentences will not be high.’ . Meanwhile at Lubyanka prison [8-9], the 16 leaders were subjected to months of brutal interrogation & torture, then presented with accusations of bogus crimes including planning a military alliance with Nazi Germany, ‘State terrorism’ & plotting war against the USSR. . The 3-day trial began on 18 June, with journalists & observers from the US & UK present. The date deliberately coincided with a conference on establishing the Soviet-backed Polish puppet govt. With most of the defendants coerced into pleading guilty, the verdict was a no-brainer: 12 of the 16 were sentenced to prison terms of up to 10 years, which some of them would not survive. . In ‘Europe at War’, Norman Davies described as ‘obscene’ the fact that there was no official protest abroad. The trial exterminated the true heirs to post-war Poland, & although its structures were soon rebuilt, it was never able to fully recover. On 6 July the UK & USA withdrew support for the Polish Govt-in-Exile, giving the Soviets a green light to intensify their repressions & secure control of eastern Europe [10].

A knocked out Soviet T-34 tank in Budapest 1956- the people of Hungary stood up to Soviet tyranny. In Budapest and throughout the nation, civilians demanded freedom from Soviet oppression and their country’s communist government. It was one of the defining moments of the Cold War. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 constituted the most serious threat to the USSR’s hegemony throughout the Cold War years. It is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for autonomy against a ruthless superpower. #history #historic #rising #revolt #ussr #russia #hungary #europe #generalhistory #street #tank #battle #civillians #gun #ppsh41 #t34 #ussr #coldwar #america #usa

Happy Father's Day Abah ! #coldwar #60s

That time @hwang_k and I explored an abandoned bunker from the Cold War. . . . . #explorealberta #hiking #coldwar #bunker #cave #dark #alberta #canada #getoutside #kananaskis

Just visited the fortress in Langeland. Being a photographer this caught my eye, wasn’t to good with the danish language but what I picked up on this was a spy’s camera from the KGB with some sort of sub machine gun attached at the bottom. ———————————————————— #denmark #visitfyn #langeland #denmark🇩🇰 #visitdenmark #odense #visitodense #visitfynen #fyn #mitodense #langelandfortet #langelandfort #coldwar #traveling #tanks #militær #military #russia #ussr #sovietunion #ссср #soviet #history