Demonstrations during the Euromissiles crisis (14 September 1985)

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The early 1980s sees the start of the Euromissiles crisis. The focus of this tense diplomatic battle is the installation by the United States of Pershing II cruise missiles and rockets in Europe as a counterbalance to the threat posed by the deployment of Soviet SS-20 missiles in Eastern Europe. The first US missiles are installed in Western Europe in November 1983. The photo, taken on 14 September 1985, shows activists occupying Florennes military base to protest at the installation of missiles.

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Source: Belgium Archives Euromissiles Crisis [online]. BELGA ARCHIVES, 14.09.1985. Colour.
BelgaImage. ID: 40587669.
Available at: http://www.belgaimage.be.

Copyright: (c) Belga Photo

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Demonstrations during the Euromissiles crisis (14 September 1985)