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Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950-1989

Author: CUMMINGS
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 319
Pub Date: 15/04/2009
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786441389
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Quick overview During the Cold War, the Munich-based radio stations Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty provided clandestine broadcasts to thousands of individuals living behind the Iron Curtain. This book describes the Cold War world of the Munich stations, focusing on the security and intelligence problems which plagued the stations between 1950 and 1989.
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During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast uncensored news and commentary to people living in communist nations. As critical elements of the CIAâ s early covert activities against communist regimes in Eastern Europe, the Munich-based stations drew a large audience despite efforts to jam the broadcasts and ban citizens from listening to them. This history of the stations in the Cold War era reveals the perils their staff faced from the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Romania and other communist states. It recounts in detail the murder of writer Georgi Markov, the 1981 bombing of the stations by â Carlos the Jackal,â infiltration by KGB agent Oleg Tumanov and other events. Appendices include security reports, letters between Carlos the Jackal and German terrorist Johannes Weinrich and other documents, many of which have never been published.

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