All the week before the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, scheduled for Saturday, November 9, Europe 1 makes you relive history through an unusual retrospective: "Behind the Wall". The opportunity to relive the Cold War told through the archives of Europe 1, rich of 500 sound clips captured by the pickups of Europe 1 between 1955 and 1989 and which made history.
Five episodes are broadcast throughout the week between 19:30 and 20h in Nathalie Levy's Big Evening Diary, guided by the passionate comments of Sophie Larmoyer and Didier François.
The second episode, entitled "Rockets and Missiles" was aired Tuesday. These are two parallel and completely linked races: the race for space which underpins everyone's ability to project armaments, particularly nuclear weapons. With a clear superiority of the Russians at first: they sent the first satellite in space, then a dog, then a man, with the first exit of a man in space out of his ship.
But the ambition of the young president Kennedy reverses the deal: the first man on the moon will be American. The armed tension between the two blocs is illustrated by the paroxysmal episode of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The other episodes:
- Wednesday: "The delocalised confrontation"
- Thursday: "Citizens get up"
- Friday: "The fall"
- Monday: "Two blocks face-to-face" (already broadcast)
Replay episodes of "Behind the Wall" on Sybel
You can listen to the full episode of the day and all those of the week on Sybel, by clicking here: https://link.sybel.co/Zm7x