The Cold War: A landmark documentary series

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Story highlights

  • CNN International is again airing its 24-part series, The Cold War, which first aired in 1998
  • The Cold War shows how the events of yesterday have shaped the world of today
  • Series was narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Sir Kenneth Branagh
The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
Now, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which brought the era to a close, CNN International is again airing its 24-part series, The Cold War, which first aired in 1998. Giving unparalleled insight from those who lived and fought through the events that defined an era, The Cold War lets viewers see how the events of yesterday have shaped the world of today.
The series was commissioned by CNN founder Ted Turner. Award-winning television director Jeremy Isaacs was the executive producer. The series was narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Sir Kenneth Branagh.
The programs will air on CNN International every two weeks starting on January 4. Here is a summary of the first 12 episodes.
1 "Comrades" 1917--1945
(January 4 at 11:00 and 20:00 GMT and January 5 at 02:00 GMT)