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The Resource Voices from the brink : the Cuban missile crisis, produced by Stephen Phizicky, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Voices from the brink : the Cuban missile crisis, produced by Stephen Phizicky, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Label
Voices from the brink : the Cuban missile crisis
Title
Voices from the brink
Title remainder
the Cuban missile crisis
Statement of responsibility
produced by Stephen Phizicky, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributor
Narrator
Publisher
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the threat of weapons of mass destruction looms, this video, made in the late '90s, becomes disturbingly relevant. The closest the world came to a nuclear war in the twentieth century was the Cuban Missile Crisis which played itself out over 13 days in October, 1962. Remarkably, the behind-the-scenes debates were unobtrusively recorded on tape; these were not de-classified until the late 90s. In this film, we hear on tape President John F. Kennedy and the people around him preparing to confront the Soviet Union in Cuba, in the episode considered the climax of the Cold War. The tapes demonstrate how Kennedy stood up to relentless pressure to go to war. His own generals, congressmen and friends warned him that appeasement could lead to disaster; he must not appear cowardly. The issue of pre-emptive strike was considered. In the film, Robert McNamara, the former U.S. Defense Secretary and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, urge an attack on Cuba with the goal of destroying the Russian missiles. Opposing them are Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Assistant Secretary of State George Ball, who felt that a surprise air strike would be a terrible political error. Sergei Khrushchev, the son of the Soviet premier, recalls his father's shock at learning his military had, without authorization, shot down an American U-2. For all the calmness displayed on these tapes by the President and his key advisors, we now know that some of their calculations were shockingly mistaken. They had no idea of the dangers the country was really facing. The world was much closer to nuclear war than anyone knew
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Phizicky, Stephen
  • McKenna, Terence
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Filmakers Library online
Runtime
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich
  • Ball, George W
  • Taylor, Maxwell D.
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • McNamara, Robert Strange
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Cuba
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Voices from the brink : the Cuban missile crisis, produced by Stephen Phizicky, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;2315602
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 14, 2014)
Control code
ASP2315602/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (24 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP2315602/flo
  • (OCoLC)881523422
Video recording format
other
Label
Voices from the brink : the Cuban missile crisis, produced by Stephen Phizicky, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;2315602
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 14, 2014)
Control code
ASP2315602/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (24 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP2315602/flo
  • (OCoLC)881523422
Video recording format
other

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