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Jul172012

Here Was Cuba / Three Men go to War / Nuclear Nightmare

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"Nuclear catastrophe was hanging by a thread...and we weren't counting days or hours, but minutes." 

Soviet Army Chief of Operations, Anatoly Gribkov

On October 22nd, 1962, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases on the Island of Cuba, 90 miles off the shores of Florida.

The events of the next 13 days brought the world closer to nuclear disaster than it had ever been before or since. This is the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust and the fate of the planet lay in the hands of three iconic characters – Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro and John F Kennedy.

 

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