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 The Cold War Ipms(uk)sig
Falcon
Posted: Jun 21 2008, 05:35 PM


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brand new IPMS(UK)SIG or Special Interest Group has been formed. The Cold War IPMS(UK)SIG has been created to build and display models related to the cold war that could often flare up into little hotspots as the main players meddled with world affairs in a great game of one-upmanship to gain the advantage without triggering Armageddon !.

In 1945 two great allied armies had swept in from the East and West to destroy Nazi Germany, but with victory also came an uneasy peace. With vastly conflicting ideologies, the allies then started to differ as to how the rebuilding should occur and the two armies that had been forge to defeat Nazis Germany now found themselves facing off against each other for the next 50 years.

In March 5 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his ‘Sinews of Peace’ speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, warning of the descent of an Iron Curtain across Europe. This is widely accepted as the beginning of the Cold War.

As for the final days of the Cold War, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break up of the Soviet Union, we have decided that Christmas Day 1991 was the end of this historic time. On December 25 1991 US President George H. W. Bush, after receiving a phone call from Boris Yeltsin, delivers a Christmas day speech acknowledging the end of the Cold War. On the very same day, Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the USSR. The hammer and sickle is lowered for the last time over the Kremlin.

We all grew up in this fascinating era with two great powers facing off against each other with their fingers on the button but never quite willing to take the step that would lead to mutual annihilation.

The SIG aims to cover all aspects of modeling with subject matter from Air, Land, Sea and Space, from the main combatants their allies and those nations struck smack bang in the middle of it.

The SIG hopes to cover numerous events that define the Cold War such as the Berlin Airlift, Korean War, Suez Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis to name but a few of the possible themes. We may even try to cover the Vietnam War. The Cold War SIG will start displaying in 2009.

For more information please visit http://thecoldwarsig.6.forumer.com/index.php or email cold.war.sig@googlemail.com. We are always on the lookout for new members to join the SIG, so feel free to have a look around and let us know what you think.

Thankyou.


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Chris

Leader IPMS (UK) Cold War SIG.
Member IPMS(UK) R&D SIG.
Member IPMS(UK) What-If SIG.
Member IPMS (UK) Wakefield and District Branch.
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Falcon
Posted: Aug 18 2008, 06:02 PM


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Due to a change in Internet Service Providers, the Cold War SIG now has a brand new email address.

cold.war.sig@googlemail.com

Cheers,
Chris Payne


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Chris

Leader IPMS (UK) Cold War SIG.
Member IPMS(UK) R&D SIG.
Member IPMS(UK) What-If SIG.
Member IPMS (UK) Wakefield and District Branch.
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