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Cold War - Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 1

WARNING:  THIS CLIP INCLUDES AN EXECUTION SCENE WHICH TOOK PLACE DURING THE CUBAN REVOLUTION.  PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

In October 1962, the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba - an island ninety miles south of the U.S. mainland.  What happened, during thirteen tension-filled days that month, pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.

This clip provides preliminary background on the Cuban Missile Crisis.  It also includes interviews with Fidel Castro and other individuals having firsthand information about the crisis.

See, also:

Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 2

Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 3

Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 4

Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 5

Cuban Missile Crisis - U-2 Photo Evidence

Cuban Missile Crisis - DEFCON 3

Adlai Stevenson - Evidence of Soviet Missiles in Cuba

Cuban Missile Crisis - At the Edge of Nuclear War

Cuban Missile Crisis - Stepping Back from Nuclear War

RFK - Bobby Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis 

Cuban Missile Crisis - JFK Tapes, Briefs Eisenhower

 


Media Credits

From "Cold War," a 1998 TV series collaboratively created by the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, produced by Jeremy Isaacs.  The series originally aired on CNN (in America) and on BBC Two (in the U.K.).

This clip, about the Cuban Missile Crisis,  is from Episode 10, entitled "Cuba (1959–1962)."

Amazon.com describes "Cold War," as follows:

...This 8-volume, 24-episode series, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, is a comprehensive history that examines the key events of the arc of the Soviet Union, from its birth to its fall, and provides a thorough analysis of what was going on behind closed doors.

Informed by the stories of 500 eyewitnesses - from citizens and soldiers to historians and statesmen - and strengthened by painstaking reconstruction of archival historical film footage, CNN's Cold War is a heroic undertaking and a sweeping chronicle of the world's most fragile decades.

 

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