PictuSoviet submarine B-59 - SECRETS OF THE DEAD "The Man Who Saved the World"
Air Date: 
Tuesday, Oct 23rd - 8:00pm
Episode Title: 
The Man Who Saved the World

This intimate and intense film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting disaster. The program combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about a critical event during the Cold War.

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