BLOG 3 - Talk by Mr Armin Gruenbacher

Our Fifth Form historians were given the opportunity to listen to Mr Armin Gruenbacher, a lecturer at Birmingham University, whose specialism is Post War Germany, especially the political, social and economic reconstruction of the country against the backdrop of the Cold War. Mr Gruenbacher explained the focal points of the Cold War, illustrating the importance of relations between the superpowers, Berlin as a flashpoint and the fact that the world came close to nuclear war in the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was a great hour spent listening to a professional Historian speaking about a key topic for History GCSE. They found it very helpful in giving them a different perspective of what has been studied in their lessons. All listened carefully and found it very informative.


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