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The early Cold War era was a period of heightened tension during peacetime. The Suez crisis, Sputnik, the U-2 spy plan incident, and the Cuban Missile Crisis were flashpoint, which many American feared would trigger a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Those who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s vividly remember air raid drills, instructions to “duck and cover,” and public displays of fallout shelters. It was also a period that saw the beginning of the anti-war movement.
All photos from the Hartford Times Collection, Hartford Public Library.
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