Armageddon: Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis (W5)
Catalogue Number: CTV563
Subject: History, Politics, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 25
When Russian missiles were discovered in Cuba in 1962, a standoff began. W5's Lloyd Robertson looks at how close we came to nuclear war. A terrifying letter from Cuba and the downing of a U.S. spy plane made nuclear war seem imminent. But how did world leaders avoid catastrophe?
Includes bonus W5 Extended interview with Sergei Khrushchev:
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, talks about how the U.S. and Soviets realized the dangers of a pre-emptive strike.
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