49. Cold War - NATO



The last half of the 20th Century was one of the few times in human history when a war was described by what did not happen rather than chronicling a number of armed conflicts. Between 1946 and 1992 various nation states aligned themselves behind rival ideologies. The two dominant factions, the West represented by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Soviet Block organized as the Warsaw Pact, attempted to either persuade or force other nations into their camps.

Both side used economics, intimidation, propaganda and the threat of armed conflict utilizing new revolutionary weapon systems, which if used meant the end of civilization.

Presented here are a selection of the colors, guidons and flags of the U.S. military from the Cold War era that formed a part of the U.S. component to NATO. Since the ability to deliver horrific weapons by air were an integral part of Cold War strategies new types of combat units were formed in the 1950s and principal among them was the U.S. Air Defense Artillery. Here one may view an artillery group color as well as battery guidons from that corps.

Included in the Grouping are period ensigns and flags from many of the principle NATO nations; some ceremonial flags of the two services that projected NATO’s power, the U.S. Navy and Air Force.

 

Cold War - NATO Grouping

 



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Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
U.S. 50 Star Ceremonial Flag. ZFC0056 U.S. 50 Star Ceremonial Flag. Star Spangled Banner Flag House
U.K. white flag, 1960s. ZFC0140 U.K. white flag, 1960s. Star Spangled Banner Flag House
Civil Flag and Ensign of Iceland. ZFC1111 Civil Flag and Ensign of Iceland. Europe
Greece National Flag. ZFC0937 Greece National Flag. Europe
National Flag of the Republic of Turkey. ZFC1119 National Flag of the Republic of Turkey. Europe
Belgium // civil flag and ensign ZFC1504 Belgium // civil flag and ensign Europe
Italy // national flag ZFC1505 Italy // national flag Italy
Netherlands // National Flag / ZFC1506 Netherlands // National Flag / Europe
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Linen. ZFC0259 Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Linen. United Kingdom
U.S. Air Force, Guidon. ZFC0353 U.S. Air Force, Guidon. U.S. Army Ranger museum
U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Color, 1964 - Present. ZFC0785 U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Color, 1964 - Present. U.S. Novelty Flags
U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Flag, 1947 to Present. ZFC0786 U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Flag, 1947 to Present. U.S. Novelty Flags
U.S. Navy Ceremonial Flag // 1959 - Present ZFC0834 U.S. Navy Ceremonial Flag // 1959 - Present U.S. Novelty Flags
U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Flag // 1947 // Present ZFC0835 U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Flag // 1947 // Present U.S. Novelty Flags
US Navy Ceremonial Flag // 1959-Present ZFC0839 US Navy Ceremonial Flag // 1959-Present U.S. Novelty Flags
United States // 49 stars / unusual pattern ZFC1163 United States // 49 stars / unusual pattern U.S. 49 Star Flags
West Germany // car pennant / government use ZFC1319 West Germany // car pennant / government use German

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