Fallout shelters with military cots, disposable blankets and electric hot plates were constructed throughout West Germany. They were supposed to ensure people's survival in the event of nuclear war. Now they've become macabre tourist attractions.
War knows no normality. During the siege of Sarajevo, there was no electricity to plug in amps: no guitar, no band practice. Yet heavy metal fans didn't let that stop them. A documentary focuses on that point in history.
In a DW interview, anti-war activist Manzoor Pashteen says he is being harassed by Pakistan's security agencies for taking up the issue of extrajudicial killings and turning the Pashtun plight into a national discourse.
Benjamin Britten dedicated his extravagant denunciation of war to friends he lost in the trenches of WWI. Nearly 60 years after its premiere, the pacifist's masterpiece is still touching musicians and listeners alike.
The 1962 Cuban missile crisis brought the world as close as it has ever been to a global nuclear war. Is the Syrian dispute between the US and Russia in any way comparable to the most dangerous episode of the Cold War?
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