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February 17, 2018

Cuban Missile Crisis – I: The Failed Checkmate – Extra History

Filed under: Americas, History, Military, Russia — Tags: , , , , , — Nicholas @ 06:00

Extra Credits
Published on 15 Feb 2018

An eye for an eye, a missile for a missile — that’s how the saying goes, right? So thought the Soviet Union and the United States in the early fall of 1962, kicking off a 13-day staring contest that scared the world.

February 13, 2018

Feature History – Seven Years’ War

Filed under: Americas, Britain, Europe, France, History, India, Military, Russia — Tags: , , , — Nicholas @ 02:00

Feature History
Published on 14 Jan 2017

Hello and welcome to Feature History, featuring the Seven Years’ War, an overdue video, and the reason you don’t record after just waking up

February 2, 2018

Castro’s son “Fidelito” is dead

Filed under: Americas — Tags: , , , — Nicholas @ 05:00

BBC News just reported:

The 68-year-old son of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart, has died in Havana after taking his own life, according to state media.

He was found on Thursday morning and is said to have suffered from depression.

Popularly known as “Fidelito”, he was first born son of the former president, who died in November 2016.

Castro Díaz-Balart worked as a nuclear physicist and an adviser to the Council of the State of Cuba.

January 28, 2018

Day 13 Cuban Missile Crisis – The End to End All Things and Almost Everything

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TimeGhost
Published on 21 Dec 2017

On Sunday, 28 October, 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis is supposed to end, but there are still two nuclear armed Soviet submarines in the waters around the island hunted by the US Navy. And what about Fidel Castro?

January 27, 2018

Day 12 Cuban Missile Crisis – Black Saturday, nuclear war on autopilot…

Filed under: Americas, History, Military, Russia, USA — Tags: , , , , , — Nicholas @ 04:00

TimeGhost
Published on 7 Dec 2017

On October 27, 1962 a deal to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis is ever so close, but then almost everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. Political confusion between the leaders, lost and shot down airplanes, errant nuclear armed submarines and exhaustion takes its toll. For those immediately involved it will go down in memory as the Black Saturday.

January 26, 2018

Day 11 Cuban Missile Crisis – Will President Kennedy invade Cuba after all?

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TimeGhost
Published on 30 Nov 2017

On 26 October 1962, USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev is preparing to offer the US an olive branch. Meanwhile US President John F Kennedy continue to plan an invasion of Cuba. While the politicians make new plans, their previous military plans take on a life of their own

January 25, 2018

Day 10 Cuban Missile Crisis – Showdown at the U.N. Corral

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TimeGhost
Published on 27 Nov 2017

On October 25, 1962 while the US Navy are looking for something to do in the Caribbean, both USSR Chairman Khrushchev and US President Kennedy are questioning the success of their actions. Meanwhile US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson is about to face off with USSR Ambassador to the UN, Valerian Zorin in a historic showdown at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

January 24, 2018

Day 9 Cuban Missile Crisis – Blockade starts and low altitude flybys over Cuba

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TimeGhost
Published on 23 Nov 2017

On October 24, 1962 the US led blockade on Cuba goes into effect, but it’s not the be the showdown that it looks like! In the same time the US Navy starts flying RF8 Crusader reconnaissance jets 400 feet over the missile sites on Cuba, to see what’s really going on. As the jets roar over the heads of the Cuban and Soviet soldiers, the crisis deepens.

January 23, 2018

Day 8 Cuban Missile Crisis – Kennedy and Khrushchev face reality

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TimeGhost
Published on 20 Nov 2017

On October 23, 1962 as the blockade on Cuba is being prepared, US President John F. Kennedy and USSR Chairman Nikita Khrushchev question their own actions realising that they might have gone a step too far. By now the dice have been rolled and it’s too late to stop the wheels from spinning. Both leaders try to justify their decisions to maintain their political power.

January 22, 2018

Day 7 Cuban Missile Crisis – USA announces a blockade on Cuba

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TimeGhost
Published on 16 Nov 2017

On October 22, 1962 the world is shocked to find out that the US and the USSR are facing off with nuclear arms in the Caribbean. In the world’s first televised announcement of an international military crisis, US President John F. Kennedy sets off panic and sudden fear of a third world war, with nuclear arms involved.

January 21, 2018

Day 6 Cuban Missile Crisis – Mr. President did you say blockade, or invade Cuba?

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TimeGhost
Published on 13 Nov 2017

On October 21 1962, politicians and military in both the US and in the USSR seem to have contradictory views on what to do next. The questions on the table; blockade AND invade Cuba, or just a quarantine? Should the Soviet local commanders on Cuba get to play with the little nukes as they like, or rather wait for permission? When it’s only the world as we know it that’s at stake…

January 20, 2018

Day 5 Cuban Missile Crisis – President Kennedy Considers War

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TimeGhost
Published on 9 Nov 2017

On Saturday October 20th, 1962, US President John F Kennedy moves to side more with the hawks advising a forceful response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Meanwhile in Moscow, the Soviets now believe that they deterred the Americans from using force.

January 19, 2018

Day 4 Cuban Missile Crisis – Soviet nukes ready to strike the US

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TimeGhost
Published on 6 Nov 2017

On the 19th of October 1962, the Soviet nuclear forces on Cuba are working on getting the warheads for their SS4 missiles combat ready. In Washington, President John F. Kennedy faces off with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including General Curtis LeMay (his arch enemy), who demand more freedom for military action.

January 18, 2018

Day 3 Cuban Missile Crisis – The Soviet Nuclear Forces on Cuba

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TimeGhost
Published on 2 Nov 2017

On October 18 1962, President Kennedy meets with USSR Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, one of the architects of placement of missiles on Cuba. While the two beat around the bush, Khrushchev and Gromyko’s execution of the Soviet military and nuclear build up on Cuba continues.

January 17, 2018

Day 2 Cuban Missile Crisis – Preparing to Invade Cuba

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TimeGhost
Published on 30 Oct 2017

On October 17th, 1962, preparations for an invasion of Cuba under the codename Ortsac were set in motion. The U2 Dragon Lady spy plane continued to yield more alarming pictures of Cuban missile sites and President Kennedy was urged to restrain his dogs of war.

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