Kennedy: Cuban Missile Crisis

First broadcast: 22 October 1962

President Kennedy gravely announces details about the Soviet arsenal building up on the island of Cuba, citing unmistakable evidence gathered by US surveillance operations. Not all of Kennedy's speech is captured in this recording. He went on to outline the striking capabilities of the missiles and points out that bases are also being prepared for bombers, making it possible for the eastern USA to be attacked within minutes.

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