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This film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians 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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The Man Who Saved the World DVD

By Drama Teacher

from Northwest Ohio

Comments about PBS Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World DVD:

Having lived through this time period was scary enough, learning how close we came to World War 3 was really breath taking. This story is something I plan on using with my high school history class.

 
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The Very Wise & Cool Man : Vasili Arkhip

By Jonatan Sutrisna

from Australia

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Comments about PBS Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World DVD:

I have watched ths programe on TV, Australia. It's thrilling me. I sat at the edge of my chair. They were given full authority frm Moscow to defend themself if they were cornered/ lost contact wth Moscow. They've been hiding under the sea from the US Navy bombardment for couple days untill they almost run out of air. His righthand man & other pushed him to blast the nuke to the US.
In the height of the dispute/ argumen he refused it. He said ths matter can be solved wisely. War is not the answer to solve ths matter. For the US it's a victory over Moscow and for Moscow it's an embarassement. He didn't get apreciation from Moscow. He's an embaressment for Rusia. Hwvr, for me he's really a cool man, a gentleman. He's a very wise man. May God bless him & accept him that he can rest in peace.

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5.0

How a Cool Head Averted Nuclear Disaster

By Old Dave

from Columbus, OH

Comments about PBS Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World DVD:

Riveting summary of little known events involving submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Shows how potential tactical and strategic blunders were thwarted by the steady decision-making of a Soviet submariner. Impressive display of U.S. and Soviet military might is put into perspective by showing the importance of personal integrity.

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One Man stopped Nuclear War

By EJA

from Portland, OR

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Comments about PBS Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World DVD:

This PBS Secrets of the Dead film, brought out previously-unknown events that in October 1962, the USSR secretly-sent 4 submarines near Cuba. These submarines had a "Special Weapon" aboard that was a torpedo with the power of the Hiroshima Bomb. The film clearly gives the tensions the crew of one sub was under as its Captain tried to launch the weapon. If it wasn't for his superior saying no, the world as we know it, would of been destroyed.

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5.0

Great dvd

By Tish the Fallah

from Any town usa

Comments about PBS Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World DVD:

I think this is a must see. This depicts the true reality of the terror at the height of the Cold War. I was on the edge of my seat.

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