During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, tensions were high and military troops were at the ready incase they are attacked. The book covers mainly the political side, but does touch on what the civilians saw.
William Devane and Martin Sheen star in this 1974 made-for-TV. This docu-drama was made to show what happened during the Cuban Missile Crisis through acting and audio. These guys speak about how the president handled the situation, showed video of him meeting with his advisors, and what civilians had seen.
The Cold War had never come closer to getting hot. Although proxy wars had been fought, and more would follow, the United States and the Soviet Union had avoided directly exchanging fire. The picture above depicts a civilian driving by one of the defensive missile sites in Florida, set there to prevent any ICBM type missiles from hitting the U.S.
In October 1962, an American U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. President Kennedy did not want the Soviet Union and Cuba to attack the U.S., so he sat with his advisors and tried to work out how to end this conflict peacefully.
How a deadly standoff 50 years ago between the US and Soviet Union over Cuba took the world to the brink of nuclear war. This source talks about how the heated ‘argument’ began, who said x and did y, how it ended, and they added a little bit about what happened because of the situation.