Launch of exhibition, Cold War Games
March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
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?