Photos The Cold War

West German special forces wearing Soviet camouflage for some reasons
A USAF airman wearing an M-17 gas mask maintains his security position as a transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) for the BGM-109G ground launched cruise missile stands in raised position as members of the 485th Tactical Missile Wing conduct a simulated launch. The TEL is pulled by an M-1014 German MAN tractor.
A Russian soldier of the ex-Soviet army's 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division pulls on his gloves as he prepares to take part in field manoeuvres at the division's base outside Moscow, 3 January 1992, a few weeks after the dissolution of the USSR.
I'm not sure if this belongs here other than it's of the right vintage. "Soldier of the future". Pic from Life magazine, 1959. The soldier won't have much of a future if he doesn't keep his finger off the trigger. (I'm not even sure it's a legit soldier.)
Czechoslovakian sniper armed with a Mosin Nagant rifle during 1950s. He is also wearing a oak pattern oversuit worn by snipers, paratroopers and scouts
AN M48A5 positioned below the crest of a hill during exercise GALLANT EAGLE '82

An M60A3 and an M113A1 from the 1st Platoon, 48th Brigade, 108th Armored Regiment, Georgia National Guard, move out to attack opposing forces during Exercise COMPANY TEAM DEFENSE, July 17th, 1983
Soviet BMP-1s in Rostov-on-Don during a parade celebrating October Revolution Day, November 7th, 1986
An M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from the 7th Infantry Division moves along a street during the Central Guardian phase of Exercise REFORGER, 1985.
Soviet and US troops stand side by side in front of Spandau Prison in West Berlin, which was a complex jointly ran by them alongside the British and French during the Cold War

All... for one guy: Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of Nazi Germany
He was the only inmate at Spandau from 1966 to 1987. Because Spandau was located in the Western Sector, and the responsibility for guarding the prison each month shifted between the 4 occupying Allied powers, the Soviets refused to discuss moving him to another prison. After Hess died in '87, the Allied powers demolished the prison.
Spandau was an interesting place. Each change of the guard had a transfer ceremony, which meant you could see US Army personnel standing at attention for the incoming Soviet troops, and vice-versa.

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