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Launch of exhibition, Cold War Games

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

In 1956 the world was beset with Cold War anxieties. Tensions between East and West had been heightened less than a month before the Games opened when the USSR invaded Hungary to crush an uprising. Then Israeli, French and British armies invaded and occupied Egypt’s Sinai and Suez Canal Zone. Would the Melbourne Olympic Games be remembered as the “friendly” Games, a sea of tranquility in a stormy world, or would they become a victim of the Cold War? 

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Details

Date:
March 7
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.historyvictoria.org.au

Organiser

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Phone:
03 9326 9288
Email:
office@historyvictoria.org.au
Website:
http://historyvictoria.org.au

Venue

Drill Hall, Royal Historical Society Victoria
239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Phone:
393269288
Website:
www.historyvictoria.org.au