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Direct military confrontation between the Cold War superpowers in the 1950's was fought using any means necessary: planes, guns, cameras, special electronics and spies. The most significant of these activities were the U2 missions - the 7499th Support Squadron. Was the development of this CIA spy plane an attempt by the US government to regain control over war-threatening missions flown by the US Air Force? Responsible for photographing almost the entire German Democratic Republic, details of this and the U2's other spectacular missions have only been released in the past couple of years. Uncover the secret aerial war between the Cold War's superpowers in this forgotten chapter of history.

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