If Paris Was Nuked | The Cuban Missile Crisis | Day 00

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If Paris Was Nuked | The Cuban Missile Crisis | Day 00 5

The year before Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev places nuclear missiles on Cuba, the Soviets blow up the biggest atomic bomb ever detonated. If it blew up over Paris, millions would die.

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: Daniel Weiss
Sound design: Marek Kaminski


RIA Novosti archive, image #35173, image #793499.

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I was seven when this was going down.
Teachers were losing their collective sh*t, neither of my parents had any clue what to tell me and my brothers.
I remember my dad freaking out every time he saw two aircraft flying in formation; "This is it!" he would yell, then do his own 'duck and cover' drill.
The smell of fear was all around.
I still have 'nuke nightmares'; dreams very specific to atomic attacks.
Kind of ironic, kids raised under the threat of a mushroom cloud are called 'boomers' today.

Author — Greg Gallacci


*Casablanca* :"We still have Paris...."
*Flash in the distance*

Author — Taistelukalkkuna


Wait, the Soviets are still alive in 1958?

Author — euphoric


I don't know your budget or how many people are involved in production and research... but your work (The Great War, World War II, TimeGhost History) is way better than anything on TV.

Author — Antonio Giungato


“You’re soft on communism!”
“I’ll invade Cuba!”
“You’re soft on communism!”
“I’ll put tanks on the Berlin border!”
“You’re soft on communism!”
“I’ll increase our missile stockpile!”
“You’re soft on communism!”
“I’ll send missiles to Italy and Turkey!”
“You’re soft on communism!”
“I regret to inform you that there are missiles in Cuba set to destroy us all.”
*surprised pikachu face*

Author — CeruleanHalo


Although terrifying, the Tsar Bomba was never intended as a practical weapon. It was just too big - literally. The TU-95 that carried it was stripped down to save weight simply to get the plane airborne with this huge bomb sticking half way out of it's bomb bay, making it much too slow for a genuine combat mission. Before take off the crew were given a 50% chance of surviving the explosion - indeed, once the bomb went off the aircraft got caught in the blast and lost 1000s of feet in altitude before regaining control. Once they landed the pilot chose never to fly again.

Author — Nick Grant


>Sees title
*Nervously drinks wine in a corner*

Author — Mikhail Bychkov


Soviet "so. did we capture Paris?

Author — rascally rabbit


Tsar Bomba actually only had 2 stages. The third was removed because it would have increased the background radiation by 25%. The original 3 stage bomb would have been in the 100 megaton range.

Author — charliedontsurf334


So I'm guessing there aren't going to be any more Treaties of Paris? :P Because lord knows there are too many of them.

Author — LightxHeaven


I just want to give everyone at the Time Ghost Army a round of applause. Never a bad episode, information that is given in a honest "warts and all" unbiased form. The best editing/production, in my humble opinion than any multi million dollar movie crew.

Author — Wade just an American


Dang, the fallout would affect Luxembourg City probably...

Author — Luxembourgish Empire


"I don't think one would lightly attack a country that can kill 80 million people, even if one has the means to kill 800 millions French, if there even were 800 millions French."
Charles De Gaulle

Author — TheFiresloth


How accurate would you say the movie 13 Days is to the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author — Indiana Jones


What happened?
Does not the German army was 2 days earlier at 1/3 the way to Moscow, and Rommel preparing his great north African counter-offensive?

Author — Walid Housni


The photo's of the bomb from the plane are just insane. It nearly killed the people who dropped it

Author — Patrick Azzarella


"the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

Author — Fireman Tim


The green lava lamp seems to be broken. I never see it move.

Author — Mark IT Geek


Oh how I miss the good all days! Back when the worst thing we had to worry about was mutually assured nuclear annihilation.

Author — ddoyle11