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Armageddon: Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis: W5


Catalogue Number:  CTV563
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  History, Politics, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2012
Running Time:  25


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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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