The October Crisis in Cuba…


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The October Crisis was the Cuban Missile crisis occurred on October 15, 1962. It was the time of tension between the Soviet Union, the United States and Cuba during the cold war. To review the aerial photographs of Cuba a group of CIA analysts was assigned, where they identified certain recently installed Soviet medium-range ballistic missiles, within 100 miles of the United States.

A notice was given to the State Department was notified that night, and President John F. Kennedy was instructed to resolve this crisis because of which the whole world is sitting with a fear of nuclear war. Then U.S. took some actions in which it distributed troops and weapons to Florid and faced the Soviets at the UN, and sealed off Cuba for a short period.

The crisis continued for 13 tense days, and the people around the world assumed the possibilities of a terrific worldwide conflict.  On October 27, a secret agreement was planned in which Kennedy have to order the removal of missiles from the southern Italy and Turkey and Khrushchev would remove all missiles in Cuba. The crisis was avoided in the following weeks where U.S. forces keep a check on the release of 42 missiles which were loaded on 8 Soviet ships.

  • A combination of three photographs taken during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis, on October 23, 1962. From left, Soviet foreign deputy minister Valerian A. Zorin; Cuba’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mario Garcia-Inchaustegui; and U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson.

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  • President John Kennedy describes about the status of the Cuban crisis, and told the American people that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are “being destroyed”, on on November 2, 1962. He said U.S. air investigation will be continued till an effective international inspection will not be availed.

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  • U.S. Army anti-aircraft rockets at Florida Straits in Key West, Florida, on October 27, 1962 mounted on launchers and pointed out over it.

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  • On October 28, 1962 in London, England, Members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) protesting against the U.S. action over the Cuban missile crisis.
  • The October Crisis in Cuba... (4)   New Yorkers are eagerly standing in a queue for buying newspapers October of 1962 to get the news of the Cuban missile crisis.The October Crisis in Cuba... (5) 
  • An image of two soldiers sitting with a machine gun hold position on a beach on Key West, Florida dugout beside, in a sandy dugout, on October 27, 1962.

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  • An organization known as Women Strike for Peace carrying posters on October 23, 1962, outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City, where a special conference was carrying on considering the Cuban missile crisis at U.N. Security Council.

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  • A declaration was signed on October 23, 1962 by President John F. Kennedy which makes U.S. arms work for the isolation against Cuba.

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  • On October 23, 1962, Cuban President Fidel Castro replies via Cuban radio and television to President Kennedy’s naval blockade.

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  • This photograph of President John F. Kennedy was clicked on October 22, 1962, from the White House where he is addressing on a television and radio conference that the U.S. is setting up a naval blockade against Cuba. Following are the words said by the president while addressing the people, “U.S. would wreak a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union if any nuclear missile is fired on any nation in this hemisphere.”
  • The October Crisis in Cuba... (10)   This is the photograph of a ballistic missile base in Cuba given as the proof by U.S. President John F. Kennedy with the help of which an order for the naval blockade of Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis was passed, on October 24, 1962.The October Crisis in Cuba... (11) 
  • This is the map of Cuba showing the “Missile Sites”, marked with an X and foot noted by the previous U.S. President John F. Kennedy, displayed for the first time at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 13, 2005, when instructions were given to him by the CIA on the Cuban Missile Crisis on October 16, 1962. 

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  • This is the picture of White House in Washington where President John F. Kennedy meets with Air Force Maj. Richard Heyser, left, and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Curtis LeMay, center, to discuss U-2 spy plane flights over Cuba.

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  • A photo with labels detailing various parts of the base, captured by a secret agent, describing the base of a medium range ballistic missile base in San Cristobal, Cuba, displaying the October of 1962. 

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  • It is the picture of U.S. President John F. Kennedy where he addressed his nation about strategic seal off of Cuba and warned the Soviet Union about missile sanctions, during the Cuban missile crisis, on October 24, 1962 in Washington, DC in front of the reporters in a televised speech.

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