Cold War missile sites given listed status

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The remains of two concrete Cold War nuclear missile sites have been given listed status by English Heritage, 50 years on from the Cuban missile crisis.

The crisis began when a US spy plane spotted a Soviet military base in northern Cuba - equipped with offensive, nuclear weapons capable of reaching Washington and beyond.

A stand off between Washington and Moscow followed which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

See more - In Pictures: Cuban missile crisis

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