Topic: Cold War turns hot in the 1950s

I'm working on a story about what World War III might have looked like if it had happened in the 1950s.

Key point is that we don't have (a lot of) intercontinental ballistic missiles at this point, so the war would largely be fought with World War II-era weapons: long-range bombers, tanks, and - of course - nukes.

I'm using Britain's Operation Unthinkable (1945) and America's Operation Dropshot (1949) for inspiration as well as 1964 and 1979 Warsaw Pact war planes, declassified after the Cold War by the governments of the Czech Republic and Poland.

It's hard to come by pictures, because NATO didn't do large-scale military exercises in Europe in this period.

I would also appreciate recommendations for maps.

Please share materials you think I ought to include here! Thanks.

Re: Cold War turns hot in the 1950s

I'm happy to report this story is now online, titled "World War III Without Missiles".

I was able to find quite a few maps and illustrations.