DetailsMedal Presentation Set featuring Cold War full-size and miniature Commemorative medals, matching ribbon brooch bar and presentation case.
HistoryThe Cold War was the period of confrontation and tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies from 1945 to 1991. 'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the continent', quoted Winston Churchill. Britain's most expensive and turbulent period of military history was about to begin. 1990 saw the demolition of the Berlin Wall; a symbolic and significant sign that the Cold War was coming to an end and on 3 October 1990, East and West Germany were united as one country. The following year the Soviet Union, led by Mikhail Gorbachev, consolidated control over it states – the Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end.
The commemorative Cold War Medal is available to those who served during the Cold War 1945-1991, their next of kin or direct descendants.