The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1953. We waited for them to come ashore. We could see their faces. They looked like ordinary people. We had imagined something different. Well, they were Americans! - Liubova Kozinchenka , Red Army, 58 th Guards Division. The Origins of the Cold War.
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We waited for them to come ashore. We could see their faces. They looked like ordinary people. We had imagined something different. Well, they were Americans!
-LiubovaKozinchenka, Red Army, 58th Guards Division
The Origins of the Cold War
I guess we didn’t know what to expect from the Russians, but when you look at them and examine them you couldn’t tell whether, you know? If you put an American uniform on them, they would have been American!
-Al Arson, U.S. Army, 69th Infantry Division
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