The Invasion of Cuba | The Cuban Missile Crisis I Day 11

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The Invasion of Cuba | The Cuban Missile Crisis I Day 11 5

On 26 October 1962, US President John F Kennedy at first continues to plan an invasion of Cuba, but while the politicians make new plans, their previous military plans take on a life of their own

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Spartacus Olsson
Director: Astrid Deinhard
Producers: Astrid Deinhard and Spartacus Olsson
Executive Producers: Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson, Bodo Rittenauer
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Spartacus Olsson
Edited by: Spartacus Olsson, Jonas Klein & Karolina Dołęga
Sound design: Marek Kamiński


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Author — TimeGhost History


I can already hear Mason and Woods getting ready for combat.

Author — Klevis Hida


Well Indy must have accepted Charles de Gaulle apology because there is no talk of nuking Paris in this video.

Author — BigJon410


Love the Easter Eggs! The increase of booze bottles. The rumpled bed. The ashtray overflowing. The black vest and black tie barely tied. Perfect atmosphere!

Author — Peter LaFrance


10:03 Spartacus is a sub commander now?

Author — pablononescobar


Indy: "...The Dogs of War"
Me knowing the out come: Oh no this is it!

Author — The Boshy


Even living so long after this, it’s so tense just hearing how close the world was to nuclear Armageddon. Kennedy listening to the generals or having a bad judgement call, Castro seizing the missiles himself, a submarine choosing to launch having not heard from Moscow and assuming the war has started due to the hailing depth charges, a letter arriving late, a naval blockade escalating into battle. So many ways this could have gone so wrong, that it’s a minor miracle it all went right.

There was a game of dice being thrown, with the fate of the world as the outcome. And somehow it keeps rolling snake eyes each time.

Author — aaronman4772


Later on his life Castro remarked how at the time he did not really comprehend the full consequences of total nuclear war, hence his aggressive letter

Author — Nano92


the further we get into the crisis, the sexier Indy gets. I, for one, am enjoying this ride tremendously, yes yes, we might all get blown up, but watching Indy in a torn shirt, explaining to me what's going on while the atmosphere catches fire; what a way to go!

Author — More coffee


Oh my, I love the subtle diagonal lining to go with the dots on this tie. Simple but great. Maybe the best tie of this particular Cuban Missile Crisis series yet. 4/5

Author — Gianni Verschueren


Indie could narrate paint drying I would still watch and like .
Nice job to the whole crew

Author — Bill Matson


Damn, Indy. You have both passion and eloquence. I am glad I found you for "The Great War" and even more glad to have followed you here. Kudos to you and the Team.

Author — Hojo J.


"As expected the ship has no contraband on board and is allowed to proceed"
All I can picture in my head is a US inspector obliviously passing mountains of cocaine, captured exotic animals and looted archaeological artifacts before reporting 'no soviet contraband'. XD

Author — planescaped


Kennedy admit it you just are jealous of the cigars.

Author — Civil War Week By Week


Tomorrow I cant wait for Tomorrow's Episode due to the day the World almost Ended

October 27, 1962

Author — Ocean Weather and Mapping


Ngl I out right thought that sparty was in the submarine for a split second

Author — Morgan Sanderson


The Russian diarist sounded a lot like Spartacus to my ears. (And if I had waited until the end before I commented, I wouldn't have looked like an idiot).

Author — H S


Excellent work on sparties part as a submariner. Sound was amazing

Author — Tyberfen


I think I was 7 years old in 2 nd grade when this happened and I remember coming home from school they said we were going to have an air raid alert and everybody should remain inside. It is the only time in my life I ever heard air raid sirens.

Author — dyerex54


I love the slow changes to the set as things get scarier - even Indy looks rougher

Author — Mark Fagoh II