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In 1962, the world came closer to nuclear war than ever before or since. Bridget Kendall hears the story in the words of four people who were there.

In 1962 the world came closer to nuclear war than ever before or since, as the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other over the presence of Soviet missiles on the island of Cuba.

In a series tracing decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall hears the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the words of four people who were there.

Featuring Ciro Bianchi, Frances Glasspool-Matlock, John Guerrasio and Sergei Khrushchev.

Readings by John Guerrasio

Producer: Martin Williams.

15 minutes

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